5 possible sideline mascots announced at Ole Miss

While sports teams will still be called the Rebels, an animal or human character is being sought to replace the Colonel Reb image that was retired about seven years ago amid complaints it was too reminiscent of the Old South.

The Ole Miss Mascot Selection Committee says the top five choices, in no particular order, are a horse, a land shark, Hotty and Toddy, a lion and a bear.