At times this season Mississippi looked like one of the best teams in the Southeastern Conference. Then there were the times when the Rebels looked like one of the worst.
Turns out the truth was somewhere in the middle.
That's fine for now, but it probably won't be in the near future.
Ole Miss finished with an 8-5 record after a 25-17 victory over Georgia Tech in the Music City Bowl on Monday in Nashville, Tenn. It was the program's second straight winning season under coach Hugh Freeze, and the 44-year-old was rewarded in December with a new contract that lasts through 2017 and will pay $3 million next season.
Now the Rebels will try to make the difficult jump into the SEC's elite. Returning quarterback Bo Wallace should help.