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It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
Vitter confirmed in an email to the students (my wife is a student, no pics) that they have confirmed the Landshark as the new mascot and hope to unveil a new branding before the season kicks off in 2018.

"Today, I'm excited to announce that we will move forward with the Landshark as the official mascot and retire Rebel the Bear. Athletics will be charged with designing, developing, and launching the Landshark mascot, with an anticipated unveiling before the 2018 season.

In closing, I want to state unequivocally that we are - and always will be - the Ole Miss Rebels. And I am asking all Rebels to unite around our new Landshark mascot.

Hotty Toddy and Fins Up!"
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JuiceTerry
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The Bears are a mess


RebelTheBear
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
quote:

October 6, 2017
We are proud of our students and their leadership and active engagement as important members of our university community. We recognize that their efforts stem from a desire to unify the Ole Miss family. The results of the Landshark poll confirm the sentiments that Ross and I have heard since arriving on campus — that the Landshark and “Fins Up” have become synonymous with the positive spirit and strength of our athletics program and the “Never Quit” attitude of Rebel Nation.

Upon learning of the ASB poll of students, we sought input from the executive committees of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, the Staff Council, the Faculty Senate, and the Graduate Student Council, as well as from the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the Spirit Squad head coaches. In each case, the support for the Landshark mascot was unanimous. In addition, the past presidents of the Ole Miss Alumni Association and the boards of the Alumni Association and M-Club enthusiastically endorsed the action of the Alumni Association executive committee.

Indeed, the growth of the Landshark mystique over the last seven years has been phenomenal with every athletics team embracing it, including such standouts as Marshall Henderson with basketball and Kaitlin Lee with softball, in leading their respective teams to SEC championships.

Today, I’m excited to announce that we will move forward with the Landshark as the official mascot and retire Rebel the Bear. Athletics will be charged with designing, developing, and launching the Landshark mascot, with an anticipated unveiling before the 2018 season.

In closing, I want to state unequivocally that we are — and always will be — the Ole Miss Rebels. And I am asking all Rebels to unite around our new Landshark mascot.
Hotty Toddy and Fins Up!

Chancellor Signature
Jeffrey S. Vitter


Here is the email. I am a student also.
This post was edited on 10/6 at 11:47 am


AU4real35
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
McElwain would approve


cyde
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OldRebYeller
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
That's not Admiral Ackbar.


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Pettifogger
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
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the Landshark mystique


This should be the name of the leading anti-athletic department Ole Miss blog


Mr. Elvert
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
Good marketing opportunity for Jimmy Buffett and Landshark imo



yatesdog38
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
It will be a couple of years before the landshark mascot sees the football field... so i guess instead of beached hea is oceaned?


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deeprig9
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
It's so ridiculous.

This is worse than black bears.

Think about it ten years from now, when nobody even remembers the quirky little gimmick by the defense for those two years.

Land sharks.

So ridiculous.


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VivaZapata27
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
McElwain when UF plays Ole Miss.

Also, this is very dumb. We have more important things to deal with.


FourThreeForty
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
I know that reference.


AUTiger45
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I am a student also.


quote:

RebelTheBear


uh...sounds like they just pulled your scholly bro.


BoarEd
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
And they will be forever known as the Land Sharts.


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UAtide11
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desperate times, desperate measures


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Old Sarge
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
Those A&M players that came up with this must be proud


UAtide11
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
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Good marketing opportunity for Jimmy Buffett and Landshark imo


It would be so WAOM for OM to go forward with this only to be hit with a trademark suit a year or two from now and have to change course again.


boogiewoogie1978
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Concept Art


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BurgTiger
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
What is the story on the bears being something they want to move on from? Is there a racist thing or just a preference thing?


Old Sarge
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re: It's official (OM Rebel Landshark Bears)
It's because bears are black...


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