(The old Rebel)
(The new Rebel)
Houston Nutt was officially introduced as the new head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels earlier this afternoon.
Here is my favorite excerpt from coach Nutt's press conference that you won't find anywhere else...:
Coach Nutt was overheard asking Ole Miss Director of Athletics Pete Boone:
"Can you show me how to call the Rebels so I don't look stupid when we do the call? Is it Woo! Ole Miss! or something easy to remember like that?"
When told there wasn't an official call of the Rebels, but more of a cheer or chant called "Hotty Toddy", Nutt sighed with relief and responded by saying that he knew that word for word due to his personal relationship with his players over the years. He reiterated to the Ole Miss athletic department how he knows all the first names of his players and that makes him a players coach.
When asked by a local reporter to give the Ole Miss school cheer, Nutt then proceeded to confidently break it down in true white boy fashion for the media that was assembled...
We likes to Party
We don't cause trouble,
We don't bother nobody
We're, just some Rebels who're on the mic
And when we rock up on the mic we rock the mic (right)
When informed that this was not the correct Hotty Toddy, but instead was a partial lyric from a rap by Snoop Dogg called "Lodi Dodi," Nutt yelled out,
"I didn't know that the S N double O P
is down with Ole Miss University!"
When informed that the blunt smokin', gin and juice drinkin', rap master is more of a USC fan, Nutt responded with
"The Gamecocks suck, man. Why would he be a fan of the Gamecocks?"
(Lodi dodi, Snoop likes to party)
The correct version of "Hotty Toddy" for those of you, like me, who have had no reason whatsover or even care to learn anything about Ole Miss football is as follows(kids, please cover your eyes due to the excessive foul language that the Rebels somehow find appropriate):
Are you ready?
Hell yeah! Damn Right!
Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty
Who the hell are we, Hey!
Flim Flam, Bim Bam
OLE MISS BY DAMN
Flim flam, Houston. Flim flam.
Thank you for most of the 10 seasons, and please do not bim bam our asses next October in Fayetteville.
My favorite picture this week (courtesy of the LSU Freek):