Lane Kiffin gets education on Mississippi State's 'annoying' cowbells and the rule that allows it
Lane Kiffin is well aware of the cowbells he’ll hear on Thursday, but the rule is something he still needs an education on.
Kiffin was asked this week at his radio show about why the Bulldog faithful are allowed to use the cowbells, and why the SEC hasn’t stepped in.
Kiffin and the Rebels have prepared with cowbell noise blasted throughout practice this week, and Kiffin isn’t a fan.
“We’ve played it on the loudspeakers, very loud, during practice the whole time, which is annoying” Kiffin said.
Kiffin said he’s coached in other conferences where noisemakers were banned. But he was told that the rule for Mississippi State is that they stop ringing them once the opponent comes to the line of scrimmage. Fans are prohibited from ringing the bells “from the time the offensive center is over the football until the play is whistled dead. Or put another way, “ring responsibly.”
“That’s a dumb rule,” Kiffin said. “Nobody’s going to follow that.”
The Rebels and Bulldogs are set to play at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving night on ESPN.
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