ESPN reporter Wright Thompson did a story ahead of Saturday’s jersey retirement for former Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning.
Manning played quarterback at Ole Miss from 2000-03, and his dad, Archie Manning, played quarterback for Ole Miss from 1968-70.
Thompson dives into the significance Archie Manning had at Ole Miss and how Eli Manning stepped into the shadow cast by his father.
Eli Manning is the third Ole Miss football player to have his jersey retired.
ESPN’s Wright Thompson profiles Archie Manning, Eli Manning importance to Ole Miss football
Ole Miss, ranked No. 12 in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, comes into Saturday’s game vs. LSU at 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the SEC. Most recently, Ole Miss beat Tennessee 31-26 on Oct. 16.
LSU enters the contest 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. On Oct. 16, LSU defeated Florida 49-42.
Entering Saturday, LSU leads the all-time series 64-40-4 vs. Ole Miss.
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Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.