Greg Knox characterizes Egg Bowl rivalry, says 'Let's rock 'n roll'
Greg Knox has been on both sides of the field during the storied Egg Bowl rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
“There’s a lot of memories,” Knox said at his press conference on Monday.
Knox was the Rebels’ wide receivers coach from 1995 to 1998. He first stint with the Bulldogs was as the running backs coach and interim head coach between 2009 and 2017.
Now in his second stint with Mississippi State as the interim head coach once again, Knox is looking forward to another edition of the Egg Bowl.
“Let’s rock ‘n roll,” Knox said.
Knox, who noted how excited his players are to compete in an in-state rivalry game, said the intensity of the game has been building up since the Bulldogs capped a win over Southern Miss this past weekend.
“They know the importance of it,” Knox said. “We’re at the point where we just have to get ourselves ready. I think (the players) will be ready to play. They’re certainly excited to play. It’s a mindset.”
Knox characterized the Egg Bowl as physical, tough and just “in-state.”
“It’s just Mississippi kids,” Knox said. “They’ve gone against each other, they know each other. It’s challenging. One thing about this game…you can take the records and throw them out. It doesn’t matter if you won one game or 10. When that ball hits the field on Saturday, you’ve got to line up and play.”
The contest between Mississippi State (5-6) and No. 13 Ole Miss (9-2) is on Thanksgiving at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.