UPDATE: Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork is defending the use of the landshark sign.


Just a week after ESPN’s College GameDay dedicated an entire segment to the landshark sign used by the Ole Miss defense (see below), a referee has instructed the Rebels they are no longer allowed to use the move when on the field.

Considering the sign was not only a large part of the Rebels defensive identity, but also a way to honor the memory and mentality of former Rebel Tony Fein, this new decision shouldn’t be taken lightly.


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You can learn more about the origin of the landshark sign by watching the video below. Do you consider the move “excessive celebration?”