If you look at the 120-man roster of today’s Ole Miss Rebels football team, race might not seem like an issue. More than half of the players on the roster have dark skin. But that was not always the case. More than half a century ago, the integration of James Meredith incited riots across the Ole Miss campus.
There is some serious excitement in Oxford entering 2015. And for good reason. Hugh Freeze has built this Rebels roster to a point where it can compete against the best in the country. It’s in better shape than it’s been in decades.