Ole Miss in talks with Baylor for neutral site football game

Update 8:41 a.m.

Bjork just confirmed Houston as the site in discussion. He’s hopeful for an agreement soon.

A side note here. I like the neutral site games, and they’re often easier for schools to agree upon rather than a home-and-home series.

However, one team is invariably the unofficial “home” team as Florida State will be in Orlando.

Boise State didn’t exactly bring a lot of fans to Atlanta to start the 2013 season, so the Rebels didn’t get a real sense of that then.

It stands to be a different scene in Orlando and in Houston if the Baylor game comes to pass.

Ole Miss, on the other hand, has no nice venue close enough to really be the home team in a neutral site game.

Ole Miss and Baylor very nearly matched up in the Sugar Bowl. They would have had Baylor not been upset by Texas on the final weekend of the 2015 season.

Now it looks like an Ole Miss-Baylor matchup could come to pass, but it won’t be soon.

Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork told SECCounty.com that talks are on-going with Baylor presumably for a neutral site game in 2020. Nothing has been finalized.

Bjork didn’t mention a site, but Baylor AD Ian McCaw did in this piece with the Waco Tribune.

Ole Miss opens the 2016 season against Florida State in Orlando.

Ole Miss also has future home-and-home non-conference dates with Cal, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest already scheduled.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • JB

    Ole Miss moving on up in class and stature Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution. NO “Hotty Toddy” chants while visting the Baylor Bears and conduct beyond reason required. _:) Ha!! Enjoy your trip and game there JB

  • JB

    Now in regards to the Men’s basketball, They are in very deep trouble at this time, They just opened up a brand new Billion dollar basketball Pavilion and lost the last two game played there. i remember going to Ole Miss basketball games as a youngster in the ole barn, Cob Jarvis was the star player lead them to victories in that old building ‘ that is where i first got to know the Florida Gators we shared a dressing room with them one game and they showed much more interest in us and our Yocona HS team than the Ole Miss Rebels. And that is the way I remember it when i lived in that Oxford area. I AINT NEVER GONA FORGET. By the way we and the Gators lost the game that night. GO Gators! So now you can kick me off your blog, thank for the time that I have been on here. Yours truly JB

  • JB

    rebel mens basketball could get some points from the Rebels lady basketball team, the ladies know how to beat the kentucky WIld Cats or yet from the lady soccer team, they also are winners, GO Lady Rebels

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