Ole Miss Football: ‘Mississippi Made’ Creates Mississippi State Madness

STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 23: head coach Matt Luke of the Mississippi Rebels hoist the Egg Bowl trophy after they defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 31-28 in an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on November 23, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 23: head coach Matt Luke of the Mississippi Rebels hoist the Egg Bowl trophy after they defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 31-28 in an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on November 23, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images) /

A lot of attention is being given to the new ‘Mississippi Made’ campaign and Ole Miss football coach Matt Luke and new Ole Miss hoops coach Kermit Davis.

Ole Miss football began a campaign around a quote taken from coach Matt Luke when he was announced as permanent head coach. Luke stated, “I was born and raised in Mississippi. I am Misissippi made.” Those two sentences have set Ole Miss football fans on fire since Luke was hired. Matt Luke has done a great job off the field with recruiting. Luke finished with a whale of a 2018 class and it looks as though he will be dominating the 2019 recruiting class as well. Of course, this hasn’t fared well for the fans at TSBU.

Naturally, it hasn’t been easy for the dogs down in Starkpatch since this past Thanksgiving. They lost the Egg Bowl and saw Dan Mullen hightail it out of the Patch for greener swamps. Then the NCAA COI ruling came out and no hammer came down. There wasn’t the mass exodus of a dozen or more players away from the program. It was just another dimwitted prediction created at the TSBU propaganda feed trough. Of course, all of this left the dogs saying, ‘but, but, but…” And the funny thing is that it isn’t just football.


That’s right. Now there is another head coach at Ole Miss with strong ‘Mississippi Made’ ties. New Ole Miss basketball head coach Kermit Davis is a Leakesville native who is a proven winner with a very good resume over the past 5+years. Not just that, he is also a former player at Miss State. His dad, Kermit Davis Sr was even head coach for MSU basketball . So why all the saltiness?

What’s Really Wrong

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It’s simple really. For some dogs it’s like the world is spinning off its axis. Nothing can go right for them in light of all our ‘program crippling’ drama, smh. Everything is supposed to revolve in the dogs favor but lately the bottom has fallen out. Sure, they have men’s and women’s basketball. I’m sure you know all about it by now and honestly and fairly they do have good hoops programs.

However, there is no telling just how long that may last with rumors swirling about the possible departure of their women’s head coach Vic Schaefer to TAMU. Ben Howland, who has managed to get the men’s team deep in the NIT, may not be around long either with the success he’s had. Of course, Howland and dogs everywhere had to watch as Malik Newman scored 32 points to help Kansas to The NCAA Final Four.

Then there is the recent success of Ole Miss baseball. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing the dogs whine about the season the Rebels are having. Just a year removed from an outstanding season the MSU baseball team has fallen off the college baseball map. As long as I can remember being a baseball fan and a fan of the rivalry I simply can’t recall an MSU team this bad.

Mississippi Mad

So with their basketball teams facing an uncertain future, the baseball team tanking and a new ‘no name’ football coach the mutts are worried. Trust me, most mutts had never heard of coach Joe Moorhead before his name came up in the coaching search conversation. While they cling to the hopes of winning a legitimate natty in hoops they are mad over baseball and genuinely worried about football. It’s a nasty combination. Just talk to a few of them and try to even mention baseball and football.

No, right now instead of worrying about the real problems they face with their athletic programs, they are more worried about OUR ‘Mississippi Made’ campaign. Of course, when the mutt writers get involved you know it’s a three-ring circus and you know who is driving the clown car. When they started accusing Ole Miss of stealing ‘their’ slogan and counting Mississippi players on Ole Miss rosters it got funny. The mutt writers are even using big words in the Patch like ‘copyright infringement.’ Why does this have a very familiar stench behind it?

Best To Come For OM

The best for Ole Miss football and basketball is yet to come. Of course, it begins with our own two ‘Mississippi Made’ coaches. There are no two head coaches in Mississippi who know the rivalry better than Matt Luke and Kermit Davis. When they sit down on a recruits they can say ‘Mississippi Made‘ and it’s honest. It’s not something made up on the ED blog.

Things are fixing to get really exciting for Ole Miss.  Luke has had great success recruiting and Kermit Davis will too. How Davis does in the next two weeks before NSD remains to be seen but I believe we’ll be okay. Of course, Davis has a lot of work to do in a short time. However, he has already done a good job bringing in two long-term members from his staff at MTSU. Both are very good recruiters.

Next: A Look At 2018 Football Season

I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors from the TSBU clown posse about Davis not being able to recruit Mississippi. Maybe the mutt puppet master should spend less time in the Ole Miss roster and know his facts. Kermit Davis had 2 players from Mississippi on this seasons MTSU team. Both of those players were also recruited by State College. The moral of the story is don’t believe any of the yapping from TSBU. They are just Mississippi Mad. Oh and to the mutt who made the slogan and posted it in ED, are you really surprised you lost again? Typical TSBU failure. Hotty Toddy!