Ole Miss players are getting a little plucky.
The Rebels have a lot of things going for them.
They’re 4-0 for the first time since 1970.
They’re No. 11 in the land.
They have a solid, if not mistake-prone, QB, an aggressive defense and a bunch of talented skill folks.
Ole Miss also hasn’t played a potent team, loading its early-season schedule with Boise State, Vanderbilt, Louisiana-Lafayette and Memphis. Not a lot of heavy hitters there.
But the Rebels are certainly confident and ready to prove they can contend in the SEC West with No. 3 Alabama and the “College GameDay” crew heading to The Grove this week.
That’s what probably prompted defensive back Cody Prewitt to throw a rock at the hornet’s nest, when he told Fox Sports: “We understand that we haven’t played a team that’s going to be as good as Bama. But we don’t really think Bama is as good as they have been. And we’re better than we have been. We’re looking forward to getting to the game plan and really nailing down all the tweaks and stuff that we’re going to have to put into Bama.”
Let’s be clear. Prewitt said that in the moments after Ole Miss defeated Memphis on Saturday.
His adrenaline was still flowing, his bravado on full blast.
Alabama folks will probably tell you that this isn’t Nick Saban’s best team, but the Crimson Tide are a Big Red Machine offensively and have had a week off to prepare for the upstart Rebels.
The SEC West has already proven to be a tricky place this year, so maybe Ole Miss can make the most of this opportunity.