Ole Miss’ 2017 season is going to be a hell-raiser, and you should actively root for these Rebel Bears as America’s CHAOS TEAM come football time.
The reasons for Ole Miss’ potential as the country’s premier CHAOS TEAM this year manifold and sundry: they lost their head coach in July; they have no designs on the postseason, and thus nothing to lose; they’re loaded on offense but not so much on defense.
Did we mention that Ole Miss lost its head coach in FREAKING JULY?
Hugh Freeze He Who Will Not Be Named resigned amid scandal from multiple directions, Rebel football finds itself in the unenviable position of playing under an interim coach and former offensive coordinator Matt Luke. It has yet to be seen how his on-field product will shake out, but that’s where we are.
Where Luke gives up OC duties, he yields that post to one Phil Longo, a high energy, high octane personality who’ll hopefully give Shea Patterson free reign to run and sling. To that end, then, we have the very important task of generating appropriate Twitter language for social media engagement on football Saturdays. So:
Please drop your favorite Phil Longo puns for the season here. We'll start: A&M'S DEFENSE HAS A WICKED CASE OF LONGORRHEA, BOB— Red Cup Rebellion (@RedCupRebellion) August 8, 2017
We asked, and you, dear Twitter followers, kindly delivered (THREAD, as they say). Thank you.
Looks like 4th and Longo again for the Rebels here against LSU.— Dan Davis (@ATVS_PaulCrewe) August 8, 2017
Did I do it right?
Whoops! Let’s try that again.
When he gets a weed suspension we can call him Phil Bongo— PodKATT (@valleyshook) August 9, 2017
Huh, okay one more time.
IT'S BEEN A LONGO TIME COMING BUT I KNOW SHEA'S GONNA BALL— Will Gates (@wcgates33) August 8, 2017
After Auburn sees Phil's offense, they're gonna need to see Dr. Phil— Will East (@willeast1) August 8, 2017
Finding our groove now.
Notice how he exposes "all the small things" in that Bama defense, that's why they call him Tom DeLongo— Faux Jacob Gambrell (@ThatGambrellGuy) August 8, 2017
That Auburn D is in for a Longo night as the Rebs Phil up the scoreboard.— Skilled Contractors (@TheSkilled1s) August 8, 2017
PHIL GOES LONGO!!— Blake Rhoades (@Blakerhoades20) August 9, 2017
B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O and Phil Longo was his name-o.— Kirk Kelly (@OleDinky) August 9, 2017
Long .— dustin hobbs (@hobbs_dustin) August 9, 2017
Freeze's "troubling pattern" lasted to Longo— J H Williamson (@J_Houghton_W) August 9, 2017
It's been a Longo day for South Alabama.— John Gillon (@jgillon1516) August 9, 2017
"Coach Phil's offense is devastating Louisiana State so bad that we might as well call him Huey P. Long-o"— Will East (@willeast1) August 9, 2017
You realize don't you that you're jinxing us and third and longo will be a legit nickname by end of year— Charles Blanchard (@cwblanchard) August 9, 2017
And he is Longo Gone-go! TD Rebs! Hope the players don't celebrating with a Bong--nvm I retract this tweet this press conference is over— Matt (@mattstewartone) August 8, 2017
Only a few more weeks, y’all.