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McSwain was one bright spot

The outcome of the first three football games of 2005 - with the Rebels sitting at 1-2 overall - is somewhat surprising, but shocking? Not really.

We - the Rebel nation - are not a gullible lot, but we, if you will allow some lumping together and generalities, are hopeful and optimistic by nature. Our football program has had turmoil in the past 14 months - starting with a 4-7 season in 2004, the firing of then Coach David Cutcliffe in November, some defections and dismissals of players since spring training, and some new coaches hitting... Recommended Stories