ESPN announced their week one opening slate lineup on Tuesday, putting the Ole Miss Rebels in primetime on Monday, September 6th at 7pm CST. The Rebels and Lane Kiffin will face Scott Satterfield and the Louisville Cardinals at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. on that Monday in primetime against the Cardinals and Scott Satterfield.
The matchup pits a second-year coach against a third-year coach on a huge stage in the Peach State. This is the second time Ole Miss will be competing in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff. In 2014, the Rebels blew out the Boise State Broncos, 35-21, to open that banner year. Louisville is also making their second trip to the ATL, vying to get back to .500 after losing to Auburn, 31-24, in 2015.
No. 2-ranked Alabama and No. 25-ranked Miami will meet for part one of the 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 2:30pm CST.
In 2020, the Rebels finished 5-5 after a momentum-building Outback Bowl win over top-15 Indiana. The Cardinals are hoping for a better result in 2021 after they finished 4-7 last season.