Ole Miss to Vacate 30 Wins Because of The Ole Missin'

Submitted by LongLiveBo on February 11th, 2019 at 8:48 PM

#OleMiss to vacate more than 30 wins as part of NCAA penalty for ineligible players https://t.co/T1xFJ52nJu

— Chase Parham (@RivalsChase) February 12, 2019

CLEVELAND | Ole Miss picked up its final piece of NCAA punishment, and it has a significant effect on the Rebels' record book.

Ole Miss, because of ineligible player participation, vacates all wins from 2010 (four wins), 2011 (two), 2012 (seven) and 2016 (five). All wins other than the Music City Bowl from 2013 (seven wins) must be vacated, as well as all wins from 2014 except for the Presbyterian game (eight wins).


2010: Tulane, Fresno State, Kentucky, ULL

2011: Southern Illinois, Fresno State

2012: Central Arkansas, UTEP, Auburn, Tulane, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh

2013: Vanderbilt, Southeast Missouri, LSU, Texas, Idaho, Arkansas, Troy

2014: Boise State, Vanderbilt, ULL, Memphis, Alabama, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Tennessee

2016: Wofford, Georgia, Memphis, Georgia Southern, Texas A&M


The Fugitive

February 11th, 2019 at 8:54 PM ^

Tulane (2x), ULL (2x), Southern Illinois, Central Arkansas, UTEP, SE Missouri, Idaho, Troy, Wofford, Georgia Southern.

Yep, SEC plays the toughest schedules in the country.  

Chalky White

February 12th, 2019 at 7:22 AM ^

I remember Amaker sheduled Wofford in basketball. I had no idea they actually had a football team.


Also, I realize Bruce Magdi created the term "vacate" regarding wins during the Fab 5 era, but vacating a win is still ridiculous. That excludes Penn St. Their fans went apesh*t over losing those wins. That was fun to watch.


February 12th, 2019 at 9:43 AM ^

Maybe it is just me, but vacating wins always seemed like one of the most hollow punishments that could be levied against a team. You cannot, after all, unplay all those games and you know how they turned out, so it seems like that, even symbolically, it does little to nothing other than add a smidgen of gratuitous shame to anything more impactful. 


February 11th, 2019 at 8:58 PM ^

They played Presbyterian?  I never knew you could play a denomination. 

SEC non-conference is a joke.  B1G should refuse to play them unless they travel up here.  Doesn't even need to be on-campus.  There are plenty of NFL stadiums up this way.

rob f

February 12th, 2019 at 10:20 AM ^

Speaking of "Calvin", here's what President Calvin Coolidge had to say about the sport:

President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929): Having never played football, Calvin Coolidge appreciated the traits instilled in the men who served in his administration who had played the game. “I have had in my Cabinet four great football guards. In fact, wherever I turn in Washington I meet officials who once were famous players. They tell me that this characteristic runs all through public life in the state, county and municipal governments."

So in honor of President's Day, I'd say  ol' Calvin got it right.

(edit: obviously the above is not a clickable link, but I don't know how to fix it)

(edit #2: I meant to make that a reply to Quailman. Oops!


February 11th, 2019 at 9:32 PM ^

At the end of the day does it really hurt them if they vacate them or not?  IMO this penalty is worthless and has very little impact on their program.  Reducing scholarship limits and banning them from Bowl games really hurts a program much more.


February 12th, 2019 at 6:46 AM ^

Ahh, but the NCAA did come down on Notre Dame and Ohio State for being big ugly cheaters.

Remember that ND had 21 wins vacated from 2012-2013 due to academic misconduct and OSU had 12 games vacated from 2010 due to ineligible players.

You can throw in 29 vacated wins for Alabama, 13 for USC and 12 for Florida State.

Historical wins don't matter to these schools. Winning at all costs matters.


February 12th, 2019 at 9:13 AM ^

I found it interested that if OSU didn't have to forfeit those 12 games in 2010, they would have the all time winning percentage in college football, ahead of us. Even more depressing is OSU is only three games behind us for taking over that honor from us. We can't have anymore 4+ loses in a season or the evil guys take over. Fortunately, we're still 42 wins ahead of them in all time wins. 


February 12th, 2019 at 8:50 AM ^

BFD.  I apologize for pulling the hair to the girl that i sat behind in 4th grade.  i vacate my award as the nicest boy in 4th grade @ sacred heart grade school.

Harlans Haze

February 12th, 2019 at 10:18 AM ^

Two interesting things here. One, two of these seasons covers Houston Nutt. So, not only did he come back and take down hugh, but he also ended up costing them wins. Great job hiring coaches, ole miss. Two, all this controversy at ole miss and they still end up with a nearly top 20 recruiting class with 31 players. There are just so many players in Mississippi and the south that getting players is so damn easy, no matter what you do.