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COLUMN: Ole Miss Has An Obvious Uniform Choice For Saturday's Magnolia Bowl

The Rebels need to go with tradition on Saturday as they look to recapture some magic from 2013.

The Ole Miss Rebels have an obvious choice in front of them this week, and I'm not talking about schemes or actual play on the field. I'm talking about uniforms.

As noted by Twitter user @OleMissUnis, the Rebels have played 35 games since last donning one of their most iconic uniform combinations: navy helmets, red jerseys and gray pants. If not worn on Saturday, it will have been 1,071 days since Ole Miss last broke out this combination, coming in 2020 against the Auburn Tigers.

It's time to change that, and this week provides the perfect opportunity.

Growing up in Mississippi, I can remember expecting Ole Miss to wear its red jerseys against LSU. There were times in the Ed Orgeron era where the navy jerseys were used, but even when the Tigers were the home team (since they wear white at home), the Rebels typically wore red.

To myself and a lot of other football fans, the uniform matchup you see below is almost synonymous with college football.

Andrew Ritter kicks a field goal that lifts Ole Miss past LSU in 2013.

Andrew Ritter kicks a field goal that lifts Ole Miss past LSU in 2013.

This shot came from Ole Miss' 2013 upset win over LSU, brought on by the leg of kicker Andrew Ritter. I'm not superstitious by any means, but if Ole Miss wants to recapture some of that magic and take down a talented LSU team at home, why not go the traditional route on Saturday?

This combo is hands-down one of Ole Miss' best in its arsenal, and it has been criminally-underused the last three seasons. Lane Kiffin, if you're reading this, make it happen. Bring this uniform set back into the light of day.