Ole Miss will now be without a mascot. University of Mississippi officials ended their search for a new mascot. There just wasn't enough interest in the two proposed replacements for the ousted “Colonel Reb”. In a vote to gauge interest in the proposed replacements, “Rebel Bruiser” or “Rowdy Rebel”, the university received just over 2,400 votes from the forty-thousand who are eligible to vote. There are no plans to start the search for a new mascot next year.