The 2013 signing class, at least those members that will declare early for the NFL draft, has a minimum of four and a maximum of six games remaining beginning today.
Not all will leave early for the NFL draft, of course, but the biggest names will. We are watching the last Ole Miss days of Laremy Tunsil, Robert Nkemdiche and Laquon Treadwell.
Not long after the season we’ll look back on what Hugh Freeze and these players were able to accomplish.
Going into this Arkansas game the group has posted 24 wins. That ties it with two other “eras” for the most wins in a three-year stretch since John Vaught and Billy Kinard teams posted 25 wins from 1969-1971.
One of those eras can largely be credited to the Class of 13, but we’ll call it the Bo Wallace Era.
Freeze’s first three years resulted in seven, eight and nine wins – 24 total. The 13 group came in Freeze’s second year.
The Eli Era, just like the Bo Era, netted 24 wins. David Cutcliffe’s teams were 7-4 when Eli was a redshirt sophomore starter, 7-6 when he was a junior and 10-3 his senior year.
The Class of 13 needs five more wins to tie Vaught’s three-year window from 1960-1962. That stretch included two unbeaten teams were SEC champions and recognized as national champions.
The 1960 team went 10-0-1, tied 6-6 by LSU on homecoming in Oxford. It went on to beat Rice 14-6 in the Sugar Bowl.
Two years later the Rebels went 10-0 and defeated Arkansas 17-13 in the Sugar Bowl.