Ole Miss offensive analyst Michael Nysewander got more than he bargained for on Wednesday when for some reason he started throwing pitches to some of the Rebels football players in an impromptu batting practice during the middle of football practice.

Nysewander, a tight end on Alabama’s 2015 national championship team, joined Lane Kiffin’s staff in Oxford as an analyst a few years ago. On Wednesday, he was in the firing line, but it had nothing to do with football or preparing his Rebels players for the stretch run of the 2022 season.

Instead, he was pitching to one of the Rebels players when one of them, channeling his inner Mike Trout, smacked the ball right back toward Nysewander, toward his face. What makes things worse is that the batter, Tywone Malone, is a member of Mike Bianco’s Ole Miss baseball team. So yeah, that had to hurt.

The whole chaotic thing caused Kiffin to tweet about it, asking Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco if he could teach his players to hit it deep instead of right back to a fictional mound where Kiffin’s offensive analyst was a sitting duck.

With the World Series going on right now despite it being early November and not October anymore, the Rebels football team created a little chaos, baseball style, in a light moment during their bye week.

When Kiffin’s program returns from its bye week, things will get serious as Ole Miss hosts Alabama in an SEC West showdown.