This fall, Lane Kiffin is set to make another return trip to Neyland Stadium to face the school that he once coached. Kiffin, of course, is now coaching at Ole Miss in what seems to be a really nice fit in Oxford.
On October 16th, his rebels will face Josh Heupel’s Tennessee Volunteers in a game that’s sure to see a projected vegas total of 70+ points. By itself, it’s one of the more interesting games on the schedule. But recently, a new idea has the potential to put it completely over the top.
The ‘Manningcast’ broadcast of Monday Night Football has taken the NFL by storm through two weeks, and immediately fans came up with a great idea. Why not have Peyton and Eli call the Tennessee-Ole Miss game as a one-time branch off of their successful Monday night gig? The connections are obvious, and those two breaking down a college game would be pretty interesting.
Even Lane Kiffin has joined the call to have Peyton and Eli call the game.
The game is scheduled in Knoxville and ESPN will more than likely have the broadcasting rights. Why not? The show is already wildly successful, doubling its ratings from week one to week two. Fans are invited into a living room setting as the brothers welcome guests throughout the night to tell stories and break down what’s happening live. If you haven’t watched it yet, try it out next Monday — it’s fantastic.
We’ll see if ESPN can make this happen for us. Obviously, the MNF game that week would have to be the priority, but maybe the network can find a way. After all, Tennessee and Ole Miss don’t play every year, so getting this done this season would likely be our only shot.