Ole Miss takes jab at former football coach Tommy Tuberville with pine-box tweet

Published 12:57 pm Monday, November 13, 2017

Ole Miss hasn’t forgotten.

Former coach-turned-ESPN analyst Tommy Tuberville will be part of the network’s crew on the call for the Rebels’ game against Texas A&M on Saturday (6 p.m., ESPN2). Tuberville coached Ole Miss from 1995-98 and made the infamous comment that he’d have to be carried out of Oxford “in a pine box” when asked during his final season with the Rebels about rumors he was leaving Ole Miss for Auburn, where he was coaching the next season.

On Monday, Ole Miss took to its official Twitter account to remind Tuberville of his words.

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Tuberville coached at Auburn from 1999-2008 and is even campaigning to be the Tigers’ next athletic director. He was also the head coach at Texas Tech and, most recently, Cincinnati before resigning after last season.