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Ole Miss football’s 2021 schedule is here. Let’s take a look

No, it’s not too early.

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Yes, we’re talmbout football schedules eight months in advance of the season. It’s a totally normal “it just means more” moment.

Ole Miss is coming off a 5-5 conference only schedule in head coach Lane Kiffin’s first year at the helm of the program. Wide receiver Elijah Moore showed out, set records, and quarterback Matt Corral made a name for himself nationally as a potential Heisman candidate for 2021-22.

Now, obviously, there’s COVID and who knows what this season will hold right now? The Cup is hopeful seating capacities will be more normal, the Grove will be its good old self, and everyone is healthy. We can all sit around under the centuries old trees in the shade, drink our bourbons and be thankful things are “normal.” Fingers crossed, knock on wood and all those superstitious things.

But for now, let’s just be excited about a 12-game football season, and possibly the most anticipated Ole Miss football season in several years.

Ole Miss 2021 Football Schedule

Week 1 - Louisville

Labor Day kickoff extravaganza in Atlanta

Week 2 - Austin Peay

Looking forward to giggling when they chant “Let’s go Peay!”

Week 3 - Tulane

This should be an away game every three years

Week 4 - BYE

Week 5 - at Alabama

Probably a low scoring, defensive battle

Week 6 - Arkansas

Very normal game every year

Week 7 - at Tennessee

Kiffin back in Knoxville!!!

Week 8 - LSU

Literally the weekend before Halloween, can the SEC ever get this right?

Week 9 - at Auburn

One of the better chances to win on the Plains in years

Week 10 - Liberty

Yeah, this is going to be a thing that happens

Week 11 - Texas A&M

We have got to smack Jimbo Fisher finally

Week 12 - Vanderbilt

Huge fan of playing Vandy late in the season

Week 13 - at Mississippi St.

Egg Bowl is back as the season finale

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So, obviously, nine-straight weeks of SEC play plus Hugh Freeze’s return to Oxford is not the best situation.

It would be great to have that bye week a little further along, but otherwise, the Rebels have four SEC home games that RIGHT NOW seem winnable plus at least a couple road SEC games.

If this team can conceivably go 6-2 in the SEC in Kiffin’s second year, there will be a state of hysteria in this program going into the postseason.

What are your takes on this schedule? What non-conference teams would you want to see in the future? Is Hugh Freeze currently searching his name on Twitter? Comment below or tweet @redcuprebellion with your thoughts.