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Will Admiral Ackbar Be The Next Ole Miss Mascot?

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When you think of Ole Miss, do you think of obscure Star Wars characters? Well, you might soon. And no, this is not a trap.

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In an effort to rebrand itself after ditching Colonel Reb in 2003, Ole Miss had its students vote on who they want as their next mascot. The early leader in the clubhouse? A certain Mon Calamari leader of the Rebel Alliance famous for his power of observation.

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Fans at SB Nation's Red Cup Rebellion have already championed Admiral Ackbar's candidacy. It's a pretty airtight case:

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If you believe that the Rebels can repel firepower of any magnitude; if you believe that it is I that is best equipped to spot the traps set by our enemies; and if you believe that an Admiral is better than a colonel any day of the week, then it's time to spread the word.

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Hopefully this will open the door for other minor Star Wars characters to potentially become mascots. If Duke ever tires of the Blue Devils may I suggest Salacious Crumb?