Jerrion Ealy and the Ole Miss Rebels are 9-2 after a less-than-dominant win over Vanderbilt on Saturday night.

Now, the Rebels have a short week to prepare for a heated rivalry game against Mississippi State on Thanksgiving night.

The Egg Bowl is always one of the most bitter rivalries, with 2 fan bases that legitimately hate each other.

Well, Ealy added some early fuel to the rivalry week fire in his postgame press conference after the Vanderbilt win. As you can see below, he discussed the importance of the game before going off on how much he hates Starkville:

You know Mike Leach and the Bulldogs are going to see that quote and use it as motivation this week.

Both teams have winning records. Ole Miss will be in the mix for a New Year’s 6 bowl game with a win. There will be a lot to play for on Thursday night.