Here's something you don't see every day: High-profile college coaches stepping into the socio-political landscape. Both Hugh Freeze and Dan Mullen, however, have done just that by coming out in favor of removing the Confederate flag from Mississippi's state flag.
Mississippi's most high-profile college football coaches and former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning were among those to have their names attached to a full-page ad in Sunday's Clarion-Ledger calling for the removal of the Confederate symbol from Mississippi's state flag.
The letter, signed by the likes of singer Jimmy Buffet, actor Morgan Freeman and writer John Grisham, says, "The Rebel flag was never meant to fly over state capitols."
"It is simply not fair, or honorable, to ask black Mississippians to attend schools, compete in athletic events, work in the public sector, serve in the National Guard, and go about their normal lives with a state flag that glorifies a war fought to keep their ancestors enslaved," the letter reads. "It's time for Mississippi to fly a flag for all its people."
Fair points, for sure.