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Ole Miss Projected to Have Top 3 Most Explosive Offense in 2024

The Ole Miss Rebels are bringing a lot of firepower into the 2024 college football season.
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OXFORD, Miss. -- The Ole Miss Rebels boast immense potential entering the 2024 college football season, especially on the offensive side of the ball. While Lane Kiffin spent majority of the initial transfer portal window this offseason loading up on defensive playmakers, Ole Miss' offense did not need too much attention, as the Rebels are returning multiple starters.

On Tuesday, 247Sports revealed predictions for the Top 10 most explosive offenses in college football entering the 2024 season, and Ole Miss landed at No. 3. The only two offensive units ranked higher than the Rebels are the Oregon Ducks (No. 2) and Ohio State Buckeyes (No. 1). 

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The media outlet listed Ole Miss' top returning player as quarterback Jaxson Dart, and determined that the Rebels' top offensive additions are receiver Antwane "Juice" Wells (South Carolina) and running back Logan Diggs (LSU). The loss of running back Quinshon Judkins was graded as Ole Miss' biggest departure this offseason.

"Lane Kiffin will call it rat poison, but this offensive personnel list is a wealth of riches this spring in Oxford," 247Sports wrote. "Equipped with the top-ranked transfer class in the country with a few of those newcomers in starting roles offensively, the Rebels will score points in bunches with Dart leading. The running back rotation is something that still needs to be ironed out, along with how it'll look at the wideout spot with Tre Harris and Jordan Watkins returning as leading, productive targets. Wells gets his in the slot after starring with the Gamecocks."

Wells was limited with South Carolina in 2023 due to injuries, but a healthy campaign with Dart as his quarterback should help him find his groove again. In 2022, Wells recorded 928 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 68 receptions in his first season in the Southeastern Conference.

Diggs saw more action than Wells did last year, but an injury could force him to miss the start of the 2024 season. Whenever he does return to the gridiron, Diggs will be joining a backfield committee led by senior Ulysses Bentley IV and returning sophomore Kedrick Reescano.

The loss of Quinshon Judkins hurts on paper, but this group of tailbacks should be more than capable of making up for Judkins' production, and another addition could come before the season begins if Lane Kiffin deems it necessary.