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Comparing Lane Kiffin’s rebuilding challenge with those of Ole Miss’ past

We are nearing the first game of the Lane Kiffin Project Rebuild Experience, which is, to quote our new head coach, “What an exciting time.” Before we begin the competitive portion of this journey, it’s important that we give this rebuild context and compare it to Ole Miss’ rich rebuild history.

Since 1992, when the SEC went to two divisions, the one constant at Ole Miss has been the need to rebuild the football program about every four years.

Yes, about every F O U R Y E A R S.

Starting with the collapse of the Billy Brewer era in 1993 (5-6) and a caretaker season from Joe Lee Dunn* in 1994 (4-7), the birth of the first rebuild in modern SEC history for Ole Miss occurred when Tommy Tuberville was hired in December of ‘94.