Name-team all-timer Philander Moore booted from Ole Miss


College football is down one of its most beloved names.

The news of the moment concerns senior Ole Miss wide receiver Philander Moore:

Moore brought down four catches in eight games last year, giving him nine receptions since transferring from Blinn. His playing time was likely set to dip even further, with 2013 No. 1 receiver prospect Laquon Treadwell coming aboard.

As for that name, here's the Clarion Ledger report:

"It's a Greek word," Moore said, and it's obvious his family has done its homework. says the word originated in the Greek language late in the 1600s. "It's - I don't know how to explain it. The definition is what it says. It's a different name. It's a cursed name, and it's a good thing."

A good thing, I pointed out, in that people hardly forget his name. And he agreed. By this point, he's taking it all in stride. Then came the most meaningful part of the entire phone call.

"My friends call me ‘Mo'," Moore said. "It's a little bit easier that way."

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