With the NCAA sharks circling the Ole Miss football program, a popular idea floating around the internet is to use this year’s mediocrity proactively.
Some are wondering: Why not use this year’s 3-4 start as a catalyst for an easier penalty down the road, and self-impose a one-year bowl ban on an already sluggish season?
Clay Travis of FOXSports was among the media members bandying the bowl ban.
Ole Miss should announce a bowl ban on Monday.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 23, 2016
He’s not the only one:
I see a lot of “self impose bowl ban” on my twitter timeline the last few days….
— Out of Bounds (@bobounds) October 24, 2016
We are gonna just give ourselves a bowl ban. Hugh Freeze has lost this team anyway. ( insert bible verse )
— Cameron Vaughn (@camvaughn23) October 23, 2016
Some fans are feeling the idea:
I do like the threat of us self-imposing that bowl ban by refusing to win 6 games though.
— Ve?ghost?Rebs (@VegasRebs) October 23, 2016
Ole Miss should put out a bowl ban for this season just so the NCAA won't kill us
— Josh Lea (@Josh_Lea25) October 23, 2016
If Freeze and Ole Miss did anything wrong, go ahead and self impose a 1 year bowl ban now. Why not?
— Gary Daniels (@GaryDaniels0) October 23, 2016
Assuming we can beat Vandy, the Egg Bowl will be for bowl eligibility. Why not mea culpa and self impose the bowl ban for the NCAA?
— Bernie Brannan (@jbbrannaniii) October 23, 2016