By Eden Bowen, Ellie Silvia, Morgan Fellows, Dan Deluna
Commuters who are fans of Ole Miss Rebels football now have a new podcast to listen to on their drive.
Little do these fans know that their favorite podcast is recorded from a makeshift kitchen table by three Ole Miss juniors. Co-hosts Jake Evans, Hays Dubberly and Land Teller share their love for the university’s sport with others through their podcast, The Flagship Football Show.
After getting their start on staff for Rebel Walk, a sports media outlet, Evans was approached by a Michigan-based media company called Big Heads Media this past summer.
“They heard Jake’s Rebel Walk podcast and were looking to have a podcast for every Power 5 school, so they reached out to him about doing one for Ole Miss,” Teller said.
The podcast covers the week’s upcoming Ole Miss football game and analyzes all aspects of the team.
“(Our) conversations (are) about players, injuries, predictions, what we like, what needs to change, and our analysis of the state of the team and program,” Teller said.
The podcast also features special guests like Ben Craddock, a university patron of athletics. Teller said the co-hosts focus on the guest’s favorite Ole Miss experiences, including funny stories, favorite moments and even tough times.
“We talk about the things they do off the field, what’s important to them, and the success they’ve had since leaving Ole Miss, and honestly, anything else that comes up in conversation. We ask open-ended questions, and try to let them take it where they want,” he said.
Former Ole Miss football players, Dawson Knox, Javon Patterson and Shawn Rawlings have also been featured on the show this season. Archie Manning, former Ole Miss quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer, will be featured in an upcoming podcast in late October or early November.
The hosts will continue covering other sports and hosting different sports personalities in future seasons, they said.
“I’ve been able to turn my love of Ole Miss into a job, and that’s honestly my dream,” Evans said. “It’s been a ton of fun, and being able to bring on two good friends like Land (Teller) and Hays (Dubberly) to help me has made it even more fun and exciting.”