OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is a disciple of what's new on offense these days, using a fast tempo, spread scheme that's become quite trendy around the country.
This week, he's getting into an old-school frame of mind.
The Rebels (1-0) host Southeast Missouri (0-1) on Saturday in the team's home opener. Ole Miss will undeniably be more talented than the Redhawks, who play at the Football Championship Subdivision level, but must prepare for Southeast Missouri's option offense that the coaching staff compares to the system Nebraska used in the 1990s.
Freeze says it's "never fun preparing for an option style team" because it's "not something you look at every week."
Southeast Missouri is 0-4 all-time against Southeastern Conference teams, losing by a combined score of 147-10.