56.9 F

John Cofield's 'Oxford & Ole Miss' –– The Day Eli Picked Ole Miss

Eli Manning was born an Ole Miss Rebel. His father an All-American Ole Miss quarterback and his mother an Ole Miss Homecoming Queen. In the summer of 1998, Eli attended a football camp at Ole Miss, a move that fans took as an indication of his desire to become a Rebel. But the teenager was still undecided. In the midst of the recruiting frenzy, Eli enjoyed a great senior year at Newman. Again he quarterbacked the team to the playoffs and ended his high school career with 7,389 yards, 200 yards more than Peyton. As the clock ticked away on his college decision, Eli received an interesting call from David Cutcliffe, the new head coach at Ole Miss. Eli knew how much Cutcliffe had done to help Peyton improve his game. The news that he was now in charge of the Rebel program was all Eli needed to hear. The 18-year-old followed his father’s footsteps and made his way to Oxford. The school offered to un-retire Archie’s number 18, but Eli declined. He took #10, saying he wanted to be his own man.

Most Popular

Recent Comments

scamasdscamith on News Watch Ole Miss
Frances Phillips on A Bigger, Better Student Union
Grace Hudditon on A Bigger, Better Student Union
Millie Johnston on A Bigger, Better Student Union
Binary options + Bitcoin = $ 1643 per week: https://8000-usd-per-day.blogspot.com.tr?b=46 on Beta Upsilon Chi: A Christian Brotherhood
Jay Mitchell on Reflections: The Square
Terry Wilcox SFCV USA RET on Oxford's Five Guys Announces Opening Date
Stephanie on Throwback Summer
organized religion is mans downfall on VP of Palmer Home Devotes Life to Finding Homes for Children
Paige Williams on Boyer: Best 10 Books of 2018
Keith mansel on Cleveland On Medgar Evans