As teams get closer to ramping up fall camp practice, the vaccination rates across the SEC will be closely watched.

In the case of Ole Miss, the Rebels have achieved a 100 percent vaccination rate, coach Lane Kiffin told Chris Low of ESPN. Kiffin said there is a 100 percent vaccination rate among those players, coaches, staff members and everybody within the program who will be on the practice field Sunday.

Low noted that it was a collective push within the Ole Miss athletic program in a state that ranked last a week ago in percentage of residents receiving at least one vaccination dose (41.6 percent), according to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kiffin added that his assistant coaches in each position room were asked to hold themselves and their players responsible to get vaccinated.

“It’s pretty amazing and great motivation for our fans and the state,” Kiffin told ESPN.

It’s been a big push in recent weeks. At SEC Media Days in July, for example, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said six of the 14 SEC football teams had reached the 80 percent threshold for vaccinations that Sankey himself set.

It was unclear where Ole Miss stood at the time, but four of the six programs were known to be Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Arkansas.

Kiffin said the players’ willingness to get vaccinated and push each other to do so shows their commitment to making this a special season.

“Nobody wants to be in a position to forfeit games,” Kiffin said.