Rivalries are supposed to good-natured and fun. But sometimes, especially in college football, these rivalries go a little too far.
On Saturday, The Clarion-Ledger columnist Hugh Kellenberger weighed in on the state of the Ole Miss-Mississippi State rivalry, and how it has become fueled by hate. Whether it be Ole Miss fans going after the Jeffery Simmons suspension or Mississippi State fans reacting to Robert Nkemdiche falling out of a window.
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze saw the column and took to Twitter to give his take on the state of the rivalry.
Totally agree. It has gone to far. Both sides should rejoice that we are relevant in college football. https://t.co/SZALLatYyC
— Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) July 3, 2016
Both Mississippi State and Ole Miss are on one of the more successful runs in school history. The Rebels are coming off a Sugar Bowl victory, while the Bulldogs went to the Orange Bowl after the 2014-15 season. Ole Miss has won three of the four Egg Bowls since Freeze has gotten to Oxford.