JACKSON, Miss. (WKOW) -- Students at the University of Mississippi are looking for a new mascot, and they think they found a perfect match in Admiral Ackbar of "Star Wars" fame.
Officials with the University say it's "comic relief" to think the fish-faced admiral of the Rebel Alliance could become the mascot for the Ole Miss Rebels.
Yet, "Star Wars" fanatics aren't deterred from promoting the bulgy-eyed space character as their new mascot.
Students voted this week to begin the search for a new mascot.
In 2003, Ole Miss's old mascot, Colonel Reb, was run off the field for being a caricature of an aging Southern planter.