Fans react to Ole Miss changing from bear mascot to Landshark mascot
Ole Miss decided on Friday to do away with its Rebel the Bear mascot, announcing that a change to a Landshark mascot would happen before next year.
It’s the school’s third mascot change since 2003, when the Rebels got rid of the Colonel Reb mascot.
However, the fan base wasn’t too thrilled with the decision. It was, in fact, met with mostly apathy and confusion.
Here are some of the best responses from the announced mascot change on Friday afternoon:
*Sees Twitter is talking about Ole Miss mascots again
— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) October 6, 2017
— Marshall Ramsey (@MarshallRamsey) October 6, 2017
@RossBjorkAD, if you take another job I don’t blame you one bit. Thank you for your attempts to make Ole Miss a better place.
— chandler (@wcrowlen) October 6, 2017
Ole Miss Rebels but like also landsharks there use to be a black bear too
— Thompson (@MontanaKuzma) October 6, 2017
I still think the Ole Miss Rebels deserve Admiral Ackbar as their mascot. pic.twitter.com/YQb1LjjFc7
— TJ Carpenter (@TJCarpenterShow) October 6, 2017
When you find out they changed Ole Miss mascot to a Landshark. pic.twitter.com/tFo2NmF2OA
— Phillip Dean (@PhillipDean_) October 6, 2017
I find it hilarious how Ole Miss is now the landsharks, but the defense is currently ranked 100th in total defense. Fins up!
— Dylan James Rubino (@DylanJRubino) October 6, 2017
I've never cared less about anything pertaining to Ole Miss Sports in my entire life. Woo. https://t.co/I91RnYkWJD
— Matt Galatzan (@MattGalatzan) October 6, 2017
BREAKING: Auburn University to become first school to defeat the Ole Miss Landsharks in football https://t.co/gigd6TOv0w
— Josh (@joshdub_) October 6, 2017
— Andrew D. Zurborg (@azurborg) October 6, 2017
The University of Mississippi Ole Miss Rebel Black Bear Landshark. Whew, talk about an identity crisis.
— Kelsey Cadden (@kelseycadden) October 6, 2017
The designs for the new mascot will be developed over the next few months, with an official mascot set to be revealed before the 2018 season.