Sunday, November 26, 2023

Hail Lebby!!!

 Mississippi State University issued the following statement. 

Jeff Lebby, a dynamic play caller and the mastermind behind many of college football's most feared offenses, has been named the 36th head football coach in Mississippi State history, Director of Athletics Zac Selmon announced Sunday.
Lebby is set to arrive at George M. Bryan Airport in Starkville on Sunday night at 8 p.m. CT. Fans are encouraged to attend and welcome the Lebby family to Starkville. Lebby will be introduced at a celebration Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. CT outside the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex. The event is open to the public and will be followed by a press conference for the media inside of the Seal Complex.
"As we continue to invest in excellence at Mississippi State, the future of our football program is incredibly bright with the addition of Jeff Lebby at the helm," Selmon said. "I am confident that Jeff is the perfect leader for the next exciting chapter of Mississippi State football. He will bring an exciting brand of football, elite student-athlete development, and a winning culture to Starkville, all while doing so with high integrity. He is a dynamic recruiter who will attract an elite coaching staff and the nation's top talent. There is no doubt in my mind that Jeff's leadership, vision, and resilient work ethic will take this program to incredible heights. We could not be more excited to welcome Jeff, his wife Staley, and their children Kora and Kane to the Mississippi State family. It is a great time to be a Bulldog and only going to get better." 
One of college football's top offensive minds, Lebby has orchestrated high-octane offenses at every stop of his career, including Oklahoma, Ole Miss and UCF. 
Most recently in 2023, Lebby's prolific unit is one of only three in the country to rank inside the top six nationally in total offense, scoring offense and passing offense. LSU and Oregon are the others.
"I want to commend MSU Athletics Director Zac Selmon for leading a very comprehensive and thorough national search that produced Coach Jeff Lebby as our new head football coach at Mississippi State University," MSU President Mark E. Keenum said. "Coach Lebby is one of the most innovative offensive minds in college football and I look forward to him leading our football program to the standard our loyal Bulldog fan base wants and deserves."
An elite recruiter and dynamic talent developer, Lebby's offenses are known for lighting up the scoreboard and racking up yards. Since becoming an offensive coordinator at the FBS level in 2019, he has led all active offensive coordinators in 50+ point games (14). His 2023 unit at Oklahoma has scored 65+ points three times (most in the FBS) and sits at No. 3 nationally in scoring offense (43.2 ppg).
"Being the head coach at Mississippi State is the opportunity of a lifetime," Lebby said. "My family and I are fired up to engrain ourselves in this community, build relationships with our players, and hit the recruiting trail. This is a special place with special people and a football program with a storied tradition. I couldn't be more thrilled to add our dynamic offensive scheme to an NFL powerhouse with a nationally regarded history of elite defensive play. I am truly honored and appreciative of Athletics Director Zac Selmon and President Dr. Mark Keenum for this special opportunity. I can't wait to lead Mississippi State football into the future, while competing in college football's premier conference. Hail State!"
The offensive maestro's units have finished in the top six nationally in total offense three times over the last five seasons, including No. 2 with UCF in 2019 (540.5 ypg) and then No. 3 with Ole Miss in 2020 (555.5 ypg). Oklahoma finished the 2023 regular season with the nation's No. 4 ranked offense (502.4 ppg).
Since 2019, Lebby's scheme has produced five individual 3,000-yard passing seasons and four individual 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Explosive plays have been a trademark of Lebby-coached offenses. His units have ranked inside the top 25 in that category in each of his five seasons coordinating offenses: 
Plays of 20+ Yards From Scrimmage
2023: 73 - Oklahoma (No. 9 in FBS)
2022: 75 - Oklahoma (No. 25 in FBS)
2021: 74 - Ole Miss (No. 17 in FBS) 
2020: 71 - Ole Miss (No. 9 in FBS) 
2019: 95 - UCF (No. 6 in FBS) 
Among active FBS offensive coordinators with a minimum of two years experience since 2019, Lebby ranks (according to Sport Source Analytics): 

  • No. 1 in first downs + touchdowns (1,580) 
  • No. 1 in rushes + completions per game (65.7) 
  • No. 2 in offensive plays per game (77.33)
  • No. 3 in offensive points per minute (1.48) 
  • No. 3 in offensive plays per minute (2.83) 
  • No. 3 in percentage of games with 70 or more rushes + completions (26.20) 
  • No. 3 in average touchdown time of possession (2:14) 
  • No. 4 in red zone drives per game (4.95) 
  • No. 4 in percentage of 30+ yard plays (4.39)
  • No. 6 in yards per passing attempt (8.99)
  • No. 6 in percentage of plays gaining 25+ yards or resulting in a touchdown (10.5) 
  • No. 7 in yards per completion (13.77) 
  • No. 7 in 50+ yard drives (42.84)
  • No. 8 in quarterback passer rating (109.5) 
  • No. 8 in yards per play (6.63)
  • No. 8 in 2+ first down drives (52.26)
  • No. 10 in touchdown percentage (36.59) 
  • No. 10 in points per possession (2.43) 
  • No. 11 in passing yards per game (302.58) 
  • No. 14 in big play (12+ run/15+ pass) percentage (15.45) 

Lebby is no stranger to the Southeastern Conference. Before joining Brent Venables' first staff at Oklahoma, Lebby spent two seasons in Oxford directing Ole Miss' offense and coaching quarterbacks. 
Lebby's group led the SEC in total offense in 2021 (492.5 ypg; ranked No. 6 nationally) and also topped the conference in his first season in Oxford in 2020 (555.5 ypg; ranked No. 3 nationally). He was tabbed a semifinalist for the prestigious Broyles Award in each of those seasons. Lebby's 2020 unit also broke the SEC record for total offense in conference play (562.4 ypg).
Lebby tutored Ole Miss signal-caller Matt Corral, who completed 70.9 percent of his passes in 2020 for 3,337 yards and 29 touchdowns in 10 games. Corral led the nation with 384.9 yards of total offense per game and ranked fifth with 333.7 passing yards per contest. He was the only player in 2021 who passed for at least 3,000 yards and rushed for more than 500 (614; 11 TDs).
Prior to Ole Miss, Lebby spent two seasons at UCF under then-head coach and former Oklahoma All-American quarterback Josh Heupel. Lebby was the Knights' quarterbacks coach in 2018 before being elevated to offensive coordinator for the 2019 season.
Behind Lebby's electric offense, in 2019, UCF set a school record and ranked second nationally in total offense (540.5 ypg) and fifth in the country in scoring offense (43.4 ppg). His unit was one of only two in the nation to produce more than 300 passing yards and 200 rushing yards per game. The other was Oklahoma.
As quarterbacks coach in 2018, Lebby helped lead UCF to its second consecutive undefeated regular season, the American Athletic Conference championship, and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl. The Knights were ranked as high as seven nationally. He mentored McKenzie Milton, who threw for 2,662 yards and 25 touchdowns en route to his second American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year honor and a sixth-place finish in Heisman Trophy voting. Milton's passing efficiency of 160.97 was the fourth-best in UCF history and ranked ninth in the nation. Milton also ranked third nationally with 15.57 yards per completion.
Lebby served as offensive coordinator at NAIA Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, during the 2017 season. He helped guide the Fire to the nation's best scoring offense (55.1 ppg) and ranked third in total offense (557.4 ypg) while posting a 5-0 conference record and earning a bid to the national playoffs.
Prior to Southeastern, Lebby served in various capacities on the football staff at Baylor. He coached running backs from 2012-16 and was also the passing game coordinator and offensive recruiting coordinator in 2015 and 2016. From 2008-11, he served as assistant director of football operations in charge of offensive quality control and was the program's liaison to the NFL.
In Lebby's five seasons as Baylor's running backs coach, he coached five 1,000-yard rushers. Baylor's 2015 squad ranked No. 2 in the nation in rushing offense, while two Bears went over 1,000 yards that season. Lebby earned 2013 FootballScoop Running Backs Coach of the Year honors after coaching Baylor's first back-to-back 1,000-yard rusher.
Before transitioning into the college ranks, Lebby served as the offensive line/tight ends coach at Victoria (Texas) Memorial High School in 2007.
A former Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman, Lebby graduated from OU in 2007. His college playing career was cut short due to injury, but he transitioned to a role as a student assistant for the program for four years.
Lebby and his wife, Staley, have a daughter, Kora, and one son, Kane.
Hometown: Andrews, Texas
High School: Andrews, 2002
College: Oklahoma, 2007
Wife: Staley
Children: Kora, Kane 
2022-Present: Oklahoma (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
2020-21: Ole Miss (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
2019: UCF (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
2018: UCF (Quarterbacks/Passing Game Coordinator) 
2017: Southeastern (Offensive Coordinator)
2015-16: Baylor (Passing Game/Offensive Recruiting Coordinator)
2012-16: Baylor (Running Backs)
2008-11: Baylor (Assistant Director of Football Operations)
2007: Victoria (Texas) Memorial HS (Offensive Line/Tight Ends Coach)
2003-06: Oklahoma (Student Assistant)
2022: Cheez-It (Oklahoma)
2021: Sugar (Ole Miss)
2021: Outback (Ole Miss)
2019: Gasparilla (UCF) 
2019: Fiesta (UCF)
2016: Cactus (Baylor)
2015: Russell Athletic (Baylor) 
2015: Cotton (Baylor)
2014: Fiesta (Baylor)
2012: Holiday (Baylor)
2011: Alamo (Baylor)
2010: Texas (Baylor)
2007: Fiesta (Oklahoma)
2005: Holiday (Oklahoma)
2005: Orange (Oklahoma)
2004: Sugar (Oklahoma) 


Kingfish note: And the twitter wars begin. 


Anonymous said...

By all means lets throw another pile of money on Mississippi collegiate athletics.

I guess it's as good as any other black hole.

Anonymous said...

AHEM. Green hole.

Anonymous said...

"I want to commend MSU Athletics Director Zac Selmon for leading a very comprehensive and thorough national search that produced Coach Jeff Lebby as our new head football coach at Mississippi State University," MSU President Mark E. Keenum said. "Coach Lebby is one of the most innovative offensive minds in college football and I look forward to him leading our football program to the standard our loyal Bulldog fan base wants and deserves."

Fire the head coach Monday and announce his replacement by following Sunday - the week of the Egg Bowl??? "Very comprehensive and thorough national search" my ass...

Karl Engels said...

Chuckles @ 9:41 who would rather distribute a pile of money among liberal professors. We rubes pay dearly for the proper indoctrination of our children.

Anonymous said...

College is supposed to be an institution of higher learning where one goes to get smarter. The teachers, professors and admins are considered to be highly intelligent. Maybe I have all that wrong? TX A&M is the dumbest with their 76 million buyout. Arnett buyout 50% of 9 million but if he gets new coaching job, the buyout is waived. I am a college graduate - not MSU or Ole Miss. I learned a lot in college but did not learn how to figure out how coaches are payed millions to coach a game and paid to leave when they are fired. Hiring another line coach doesn't seem "smart" to me. I have been fired one time and was not given a huge buy-out to leave. I should have majored in coaching. Negative Nancy here is expecting MSU to be looking for new coach again if Lebby doesn't win an Egg Bowl soon.

Anonymous said...

@11:05 PM

"Fire the head coach Monday and announce his replacement by following Sunday - the week of the Egg Bowl??? "Very comprehensive and thorough national search" my ass..."

Rest assured the coaching search was begun long ago. This didn't happen over just a few days.

Anonymous said...

Keenum said, "Coach lebby is one of the most innovative minds in college football.

"He has garnered national praise as one of the brightest offensive minds in college football". WAIT! That's a quote from when Joe Moorhead was hired.

Hank Stram said...

In the early days of college football, it was scandalous when a team was caught using a ringer, a good player with no real ties to the school. Nowadays coaches openly and blatantly form virtually their entire teams with ringers, and NIL and the transfer portal have made it even worse. A bunch of mercenaries in Ole Miss uniforms defeated a bunch of mercenaries in MSU uniforms Thursday night, and the highest paid employees at each university are the coaches overlooking that silliness, while grown fans of both teams let the outcome of that meaningless game affect their mood for the holiday season. (Sounds of footsteps and creaky knees from my days playing as I step down from my soapbox)

Anonymous said...

It seems that some people can't distinguish the state supported university from the private booster clubs. Maybe they should consider that they didn't learn everything from their time in university, and continue learning after their indoctrination.

Anonymous said...

"Institutions of higher learning" (and actual systems of health caring) are a thing of the distant past. Today they are cost centers for the state to re-distribute billions in state and federal financial aid dollars throughout any given state.

"College", "Public Education", and "Healthcare" have been the biggest scams in American history used to fleece the taxpayers from their cradle to their grave - and regardless if you have children or not - you're going to be garnished for it big time.

Anonymous said...

There is more palm greasing in college football than in Jackson city hall. Chowke is very jealous.

Anonymous said...

1:42 am. I do not disagree that the Texas A&M buyout was dumb. But, people get to do as they wish with their own money. And people do dumb stuff, myself included, with money all the time. Although admins certainly make the decision on this stuff, the luxury of those decisions is funded by private money. And for A&M, $76 million from their foundation comes pretty darned easy. I might disagree with the notion that an institution of higher learning having the capability of making one smarter.

Anonymous said...

Hank at 5.45 AM is right I am afraid. I have always loved college football but this NIL/ transfer portal is broken. I can't imagine taking money from my family/church and giving to a player I don't know to play sports for my school. Players right now having uncles broker deals for their new team next year. Wild west. Also, while not meant as a compliment, Ole Miss is way better at this than State.

Anonymous said...

Lebby is a solid hire, and a refreshing change to the coaching musical chairs game going on in the SEC.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people on here seem overly concerned about what individuals (boosters) do with their own money. I agree, it is stupid, but it is their money to burn as they please. None of this is taxpayer money.

NIL is just an extension of the stupidity. But again, not my money, not my problem.

Anonymous said...

I'll see your Lebby and raise you a Kiffen-

Anonymous said...

This is just another mediocre hire by MSU. He will go 50% and everyone will be happy with it. Mike Leach was by far the best coaching hire in years. If you want Nattys, You are gonna have to spend the money, and get a Natty coach. Right now, you cant get a top 5 SEC spot.

Anonymous said...

“”Deep State”. Dude, that’s crazy. Dj’you catch the game last night?”

Anonymous said...

8:36 - How quickly you forget the thousands of fans and boosters screaming for Leach's head October a year ago. The 'air raid' with its 7 yard passes was being called the most stupid thing to have ever raised its head in Starkville. Every MSU related smack page was inundated with 'fire Leach' posts.

Was his death untimely and tragic? Of course. Does everybody now consider him to be a hero-pirate and icon? Of course. We wonder if he would still be at State had he not died.

I miss his humor.

Kingfish said...

Ole Miss. won that one. If I'm going to make a case against Daniels for Hiesman, that game is it. When game on line in second half of FSU and Ole Miss games, he didn't produce. He's not a stat monster like Carr or Eric Crouch, but until the Aggie game, he hadn't won a game in the fourth quarter this year.

Next question is does Kelly fire House and who does he get to replace him if he does.

Anonymous said...

stankte went from Blackbeard to neckbeard

Anonymous said...

Here is an outstanding example of sportsmanship, Ole Miss trying to help out a dog eared program like State College. Let’s all clank a cowbell in salute

Anonymous said...

Um 11:05 Arnett was fired on the 13th and Lebby hired on the 26th.

Anonymous said...

Can’t wait for Lebby to bring in a high powered offense to State. It’s a new era in Starkville and Old Piss bout to get put back in their place where they belong. Hail State! GTH Old Piss!!!

Anonymous said...

Is Art Briles still Lebby's FIL?

Is he allowed on the field yet?

Anonymous said...

Hey Fish why you hating on Daniels LSU had the toughest schedule in the county this year. He played in the toughest conference by far. Nix left the SEC to go to an easier conference . House is done ! Aren’t is looking and can recruit too.

Anonymous said...

@9:57. The point is, that Mike Leach was the best hire in years. Mediocre State University never goes for the good ones like Leach. Leach and Loudmouth Dan Mullen, at least Mullen got results. Should have hired him back. Its a revolving door of mediocrity. People can say what they want about TAMU, but their boosters aren't scared to buy them a coach, even if he does loose. State needs to come off money and get a top 10 coach.

PleaseSirMayIHaveSomeMore??? said...

Poor state...they try and copy everything Ole Miss...from our Grove (Yep...their tiny patch of dirt to tail-gate & fight on came years and years later), our Walk of Champions (yes, copied that too), Rebel jerseys with stripes (Check...copied that too in maroon glory), our coaches (just hired a former Ole Miss assistant for their Head Coach...Ole Miss would NEVER do that in reverse and you can bet your life on that) and on and on and on it goes.

The Flagship Ole Miss was founded 20 some odd years before state was formed in "the land that fun forgot"...that's starksville and they have been trying to keep up ever since. One of the things they can't copy are all of the various bowls the Rebels have been to, especially the Sugar Bowl...of which they have never been to and won't in the foreseeable future, IMO, or the success in those victories at years' end.

Yes, they hired their assistant coach to be their Head Coach as everyone else turned them down. Lebby thought about that too...but thought "if I can just string the rubes along for 5 or so years, well...I'm set financially for life!" He will say all of the right things starting with, "I've ALWAYS loved maroon 'cause the color is so close to Oklahoma's color...yeah right...and then he'll smile and gleefully say, "ring 'em if you've got them!" while secretly playing the game and detesting the rubes' illegal noise-makers. Yep, wool all over the poor, little sheeps' eyes. Play it again, Sam, and state does...over and over and over again.

What fun to watch....hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

you old miserables are funny. get a life.

This Is Our State! said...

@ 2:41 - Your jealousy stems from two things:

1) The fact that a tailgate in the Grove amounts to a boiled possum and making out with what amounts to a drunken corpse while a tailgate at MSU revolves around campus made cheese, quality bourbon, beautiful women appropriately dressed and comfortable shoes that don't have a slot for pennies.

2) The fact that it took State's bus drivers three weeks to teach your bus driver where to turn to get to Omaha.

But, keep on chugging the mimosas, dude and screaming the most hated chant this side of Rocky Top.

Anonymous said...

Gross hire, dude still reeks of the Baylor scandal and probably always will. Hope MSU fans enjoy Art Briles hanging around the program. Love the idea that they conducted a nationwide search and just happened to hire the OC from the school MSU's AD just came from, I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

The handwringing over NIL in these comments is hilarious, though. Players have been paid to play for decades, NIL just puts a portion of that money above the table instead of under it.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:14 Ole Miss hired Matt Luke solely because he played at Ole Miss, Hated MS State, and beat MS State in the Egg Bowl once and his goon squad broke Nick Fitzgerald's leg and was chest bumped on the sidelines for doing so. Also, to get you through sanctions because your holy one Hugh Freezus got caught paying hookers and players. Such a Flagship move!

Nice baseball stadium by the way. I am certain MS State isn't going to copy the (made up) "tradition" of pouring beers on our buddy's heads.

Anonymous said...

Proof is in the pudding. State has a terrible record of hiring coaches.
Coach Wins Losses
Bob Tyler 21 44
Emory Ballard 37 42
Rocky Felker 21 34
Jackie Sherrill 75 75
Sylvester Croom 21 38
Dan Mullen 69 46
Greg Knox 1 1
Joe Moorhead 14 12
Mike Leach 19 17
Zach Arnett 5 6
293 315
This guy is no better. Should have hired Dan back. At least he brought enthusiasm. At least Ole Miss got a guy with experience.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:14, hmmm, inferiority complex to the largest University in the state? I say obviously so. Pull your argyles up and chill.

Anonymous said...

One of the things I really enjoy about long road trips is listening to sports call-in programs on AM radio stations. The callers almost always say some of the dumbest things I've ever heard, kind of like most of the commenters on this post.

Anonymous said...

@2:14 Of the original teams in the SEC West, only one team has not played in Atlanta for the SEC championship, guess who? Clue: It’s a Mississippi team not named Mississippi State……….bwaaaa, ha, ha, ha……

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Mississippi State!

Anonymous said...

Lebby….Lebby….why does that name sound familiar? Oohhhhh…(1970’s advertisement) ifffffff youuuuuu seeeeeee Libby’s Libby’s Libby’s on the label label label, you will like it like it like it on your table table table, when you see Libby’s Libby’s Libby’s on the label label label. Brings back some good memories and good memories of when college football wasn’t a damn business. This new way of college football sucks. These guys don’t play for the love of the game….they play for the love of the money. Case in point. You have a gal from New Jersey on the gymnastics team at LSU who is worth a fortune. This is a sad state of affairs we are in.

Anonymous said...

Watch out Mississippi you on the Lane Train, A&M’s alumni is probably to much for him to stomach, I hear he likes to golf and don’t be surprised if a team in Florida is looking for a coach soon!

Anonymous said...

My Old Mess buddies mentioned today that Libby was who they were going to hire if Lane Train
left for Burn or whoever. So, all u Old Mess folks coming on here dogging Libby can just have a seat and
be quiet.

Reuben Kinkaid said...

It would be embarrassing if someone from out of state were watching all of these grade school level insults being hurled back and forth.

Anonymous said...

2:14 got MSU living in his head rent free

Anonymous said...

@ 3:29 - Remind me which part of 'the scandal' Briles or Lebby were charged with, found guilty of and sanctioned for. I tried Google but can't find it.

Meanwhile: What are the odds your boy Hugh will be able to resist 'the temptation' for more than a year? I'm actually betting on him. I think he can hang for a year and a half.

Anonymous said...

State hires an assistant from Oklahoma that use to coach at Ole Miss. Ole Miss hired an assistant from Alabama. I think Ole Miss wishes to emulate Alabama. Just basing this on the provocative thoughts of poster 2:14.

Anonymous said...

@8:28, not interested in playing the goalpost-moving game, but operating under the assumption that you're incapable of googling this yourself:

Art Briles was fired for cause. Baylor subsequently disciplined an unknown number of unnamed assistant coaches and other staff but the full report remained private. At least one student claims to have reported abuse directly to Lebby.

Anonymous said...

The former Hugh Freeze Burner Phone clan (now of the Fainting Goat Fake-Injury Brigade) think they are the moral high grounders and in a place to condemn this coach for the actions of his FIL?

That is rich.

Anonymous said...

Most hold no diploma from Northern Mississippi. They have nothing else to grasp onto so they grab on to the one their divorce lawyer attended law school. Hot air at its best!

Anonymous said...

You read it here first. Lebby the Loser….when he goes 3-9 for the next few years each

Wow said...

A new AD from Oklahoma hires an Oklahoma connected coach. Lazy hire. Such is the way of college football these days. Just hire the coach that you knew from the school you were working at prior to coming to your new school.

Agree with Hank. Money makes everything meaningless.

Reading the comments from 2:14 about Ole Miss make me feel sad for a person with such little perspective and exposure outside of the state of Mississippi. Ole Miss is not even the oldest school in the state. Mississippi College is. Ole Miss is a low tier public state school that is not even in the top 100 universities. No school in Mississippi is.

For a grown adult to find so much of their worldview and meaning from their average university they attended is just cringy and sad to watch.

Daryl Lamonica said...

I’m an Ole Miss grad who is excited about this hire. Contrary to a lot of mouth breathers here who think ridiculing the other school elevates theirs, the better one school is, the better both are. Dan Mullen (grrrrr!!) raised the level of both schools. Lebby will have a fun offense to watch. It’s a game, folks, lighten up with those negative vibes.

Anonymous said...

@4:28. As a State guy, agreed!

Anonymous said...

Funny. State fans can't celebrate hiring one of the brightest young coaches in college football without invoking their big brother. There really is something to this birth order syndrome.

Anonymous said...

I haven't moved any goal posts, November 28, 2023 at 10:30 AM.

If you were blessed with the gift of figuring shit out, you'd know that Briles' firing was not due to any wrong-doing or involvement in the Baylor matter...but was entirely a termination of convenience and saving face for the university.

In other words, he was the fall guy. Should he have been fired? Probably. There is always a quick search for a fall-guy when any institution is being spotlighted. Briles was that guy.

But, please save your whiney chant that he was fired for cause. For Cause, as determined by a handful of lawyers, can be about as little as wearing tennis shoes not sanctioned by the Athletics Director.

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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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