OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Ole Miss plays Boise State in its opener on Thursday at the Georgia Dome, and the Rebels are hoping for a return trip to Atlanta in December for the SEC Championship Game.
In the meantime, head coach Hugh Freeze says his team is in pretty good shape, other than players who are already out for the year.
Defensive tackle Issac Gross, who's been out with a neck strain, practiced Sunday and could play in the opener.
As for the Broncos, they've got a new staff, and that poses some problems.
"It's been the hardest game for me to prepare for that I remember," Freeze said. "(It) seems like when we've opened up, I've had to do this one other time, but you didn't have new coordinators, and you had some common opponents, and some people you could call, in this case, it really hasn't been that way."
"We're tired of playing against each other," said quarterback Bo Wallace. "(We're) tired of going against the scouts, ready for some competition that can go out there and compete, and see what we have this year."