OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi's football program is still dealing with the fallout from NCAA penalties - including a two-year bowl ban - that were assessed last year following a long-running rules violations case.
But the Rebels stopped pouting about that a long time ago.
Second-year coach Matt Luke is in the midst of a rebuild that he hopes can vault the Rebels back into the Southeastern Conference elite sooner rather than later. The burly 41-year-old, who was an offensive lineman for the Rebels in the 1990s, relishes the challenge.