Eli Manning was honored in a big way on Saturday as Ole Miss retired his No. 10 jersey, and during halftime of the game against LSU, he reflected on the honor on an interview with Jamie Erdahl of CBS Sports.

Manning reflected on the friendships, mentors and coaches from Ole Miss that he still talks with these days.

“Beating Alabama here my sophomore year the first time in 12 years, on a two-minute drive to beat them was a special one,” Manning said. “My whole senior year, big games, winning games, we played LSU my senior year, didn’t come up with that win, but it had the same environment that it has today.”

Manning reflected on his number being retired next to his father’s and said that was never the goal, but it’s still special.

“Never really thought about that happening or being reality, but just love my time here, love being a player here, love Oxford, loved Ole Miss, and love coming back and being a fan, and being a part of the program and rooting them on and supporting them,” he said. “This is part of my family and the Ole Miss family has been so great to me, so it’s really an honor to be up there with my dad and Chucky Mullins.”