Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

From QB Shea Patterson to a new-and-improved Breeland Speaks, Ole Miss has plenty to be optimistic about this spring

Ole Miss self-imposed a one-year bowl ban for the 2017 season. Even still, there's hope yet for what the season can bring for the Rebels, especially considering the offensive firepower on hand, led by quarterback Shea Patterson. Photos courtesy of Petre Thomas.

Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss RB Eugene Brazley (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss RB Eugene Brazley (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss TE Gabe Angel (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss offensive coordinator Phil Longo (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Matt Luke and Maurice Harris (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss tight ends coach Maurice Harris (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss offensive coordinator Phil Longo (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss OL Chandler Tuitt (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss OL Daronte Bouldin (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss RB Eugene Brazley (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss RB Eugene Brazley (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss RB Jordan Wilkins (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss RB Jordan Wilkins (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss QB Jordan Ta'amu (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss RB Eric Swinney (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss RB D.K. Buford (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss running backs coach Derrick Nix (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss WR Tre Nixon (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss DL Breeland Speaks (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss DL Qaadir Sheppard (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss defensive line coach Freddie Roach (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss DE Victor Evans (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss offensive line coach Matt Luke (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss tight ends coach Maurice Harris (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

Ole Miss DL Charles Wiley (Photo credit: Petre Thomas)

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