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REPORT: Mike Leach And Lane Kiffin Will Lobby Mississippi Lawmakers To Change The State Flag

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Football coaches Mike Leach and Lane Kiffin will reportedly lobby Mississippi lawmakers Thursday to change the state flag.

According to Ross Dellenger, the Mississippi State and Ole Miss coaches will visit the capitol Thursday to speak with lawmakers as debate rages about changing the flag. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The Mississippi state flag features the Confederate flag and many want it gone.

As I said before on the issue, Leach and Kiffin are the two most influential voices in the state of Mississippi.

They might not be elected officials, but Leach runs the Bulldogs and Kiffin runs the Rebels. Being the two most prominent coaches in the state means people will listen to them when they speak.

 

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Leach has already come out in support of changing the flag, and one of his star players, Kylin Hill, has threatened to boycott if the flag isn’t changed.

On top of that, the SEC has threatened to pull events out of the state if the flag isn’t changed. It feels like there’s just too much momentum at this point for the flag to not get changed.

With Leach and Kiffin joining forces to get the flag changed, I really think it’s a matter of when it gets changed and not if.

People in Mississippi love their football and the two most powerful men in the state are joining forces for change. That makes it seem like it’s game over to me.