Team preview: Ole Miss
Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
Ole Miss coach Rod Barnes is nothing if not candid. In assessing the Rebels' two-year absence from a postseason tournament after a run of six straight NCAA or NIT trips, he gets right to the point.
"Our biggest problem has been in the recruiting area," Barnes said. "And that's not to take anything away from our players. They've done a good job of playing hard, and I think we've done a good job as far as coaching our kids. But as a team, we're just not quite as talented as we need to be."
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