So it takes a long seven years of controversy for the Ole Miss Rebels to diss its cool mascot Colonel Reb, who reminds fans of Colonel Sanders and fried chicken, for a bear.
Not just any bear, a teddy bear!
The Ole Miss student body voted a 62 percent approval for the Rebel Bear.
The idea came from a short story by one of Mississippi's most famous sons, Nobel-Prize winning novelist William Faulkner.
A bear could be bad ass, but come on, one that looks like a teddy bear will not strike fear in opponents. Only laughter will occur.
Here are five mascots that will beat up this mascot.