Interesting comments here from Ross Bjork on the decision to play Dan Mullen’s comments about never again losing to Ole Miss on the video board after Mullen had just lost to Ole Miss.
I haven’t polled a large number of people, but the reaction I’ve heard from a few Ole Miss fans has been against playing the comments on the board.
(What did you think of your first Egg Bowl experience?)
“I loved it. I loved the pre-game setting, the fans interacting, the respect I saw being displayed from both sets of fans. I thought our atmosphere was electric. I think that’s what you want in a rivalry game. You want it to be on a big-time stage, and we talk about that all the time. We want those types of atmospheres at Ole Miss to be the norm and not the exception. To me, it was a great launching point for this program and to beat them the way we did in a rival game it makes a statement for our program moving ahead, lots of momentum.”
(Have you gotten feedback on the decision to play Dan Mullen’s comments on the video board?)
“I haven’t, other than our fans were appreciative of us showing that as a way to really just stand up for our program based on what’s happened the last couple of years and the nature of our program. I think our fans were appreciative that we took a stand and had confidence that we would win the game. I think people have to be held accountable for their statements. I think our fans appreciated that.”