Here is what Dennis Dodd said on CBS sportline:
The Rebels will be favored by some to win the SEC West in Houston Nutt's second season.
Nutt might be the most underrated coach in the country. He has more career wins than Rich Rodriguez, Tommy Tuberville and Nick Saban. Ole Miss closed out '08 winning its last five, including an embarrassment of Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl.
Seventeen starters return. Don't be surprised if the Rebels start '09 in the top 10.
It is kind of hard to argue with this after last season but there are so many ,it is easy to overlook someone. I would like to hear what other candidates there are before pronouncing Houston the winner.