Posted by Chip Patterson
Sadly, the movement for Admiral Ackbar as Ole Miss' new sideline prowler was shut down after a powerful student movement, and now we must look at other options that will not be trademarked by Lucasfilm. It's true that the leader of the Calamari star fleet would have served as an intimidating figure for the Rebels, lurking on the sideline carefully watching the game through his oversized squid-eyes. Just imagine how useful he could be for fake punts and other trick plays, with the ability to inform head coach Houston Nutt that "It's A Trap!"
But the voting opens today for the Ole Miss community to voice their preferences on the new mascot. The vote will not ultimately determine the selection, though this is the most democratic step in the decision process. The student-run mascot selection committee has narrowed it down to these three candidates.
(Images via: Clarion-Ledger)
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