Last week, two state universities scored a touchdown for football fans across the state. Southern Miss and Mississippi State announced the two schools will compete against each other on the gridiron for the first time since 1990. Fans have clamored for such a contest for years.
The legislature has debated the need for state laws to force this matchup. And now it's going to happen. You can bet the stands at both stadiums will be filled to overflowing when the kick-off takes place. And don't forget about the bragging rights for the winning school. We congratulate officials at both schools for putting this together. It was needed.
But there's still a piece missing from this football puzzle. Where is Ole Miss? The Rebels haven't played the Golden Eagles since 1984. And that's way too long. Officials at Ole Miss should come to the bargaining table immediately, and come up with a winning game plan to compete against Southern as well. And if they don't, then the Rebels will have fumbled the ball.
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