Thanksgiving Day is among the preeminent dates in the entire football schedule, and it appears another big game will join the list. Ole Miss and Mississippi State have began talks to move the “Egg Bowl” toward a new date.
The news was sparked when Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork made an appearance on the Paul Finnenbaum show that he had been in discussions with Mississippi State’s Scott Stricklin to move the game’s date.
Interesting details from Bjork interview on Finebaum. Discussions ongoing for the date of the 2015 Egg Bowl. Could be played on Thanksgiving
— Chris Hudgison (@ChrisHudgison) May 26, 2015
Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork says on Finebaum he and Scott Stricklin are in talks to move the Egg Bowl to Thanksgiving on a more regular basis
— TJ Werre (@girldad248) May 26, 2015
Over recent years, both teams have been among the nation’s finest and moving the game to Thanksgiving Day would provide the two schools with an excellent opportunity to showcase their programs.
The 2014 matchup was one of the year’s most anticipated games with the Rebels escaping with a 31-17 victory.
Look for the two sides to agree to terms in the coming days in order to lock up the date as one of the premiere games in all of college football.
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