Oxford NIL Club Launches, Will Financially Support 100+ Ole Miss football players
OXFORD, Miss. — Many of the Rebel faithful were trying to decode the mysterious tweets that were dropping left and right yesterday from our Ole Miss football players.
All the tweets from each player read exactly the same: “Our team has some very important NIL news dropping tomorrow…”
Our team has some very important NIL news dropping tomorrow…
Stay tuned 👀🔥
— taylor groves (@iamtaylorgroves) July 20, 2022
Head Coach Lane Kiffin, fresh off SEC Media Days in Atlanta, reiterated his thoughts on the state of the program with respect to name, image and likeness (NIL) and recruiting.
One statement from Coach Kiffin stood out and perhaps alluded to what his players had in store. “I think for you guys that have been around me or listened to me, we don’t sit around and complain how things are and how they should be.We don’t sit around and worry about that. We try to be creative. We kind of have a saying: We don’t think outside the box, we just create a new box. “
Oxford NIL Club
Indeed, in true Ole Miss fashion, the players have united to ‘create a new box’ and set their own path to make NIL work for their program.
Thursday, they announced the formation of the Oxford NIL Club.
— Oxford NIL Club (@OxfordNILClub) July 21, 2022
Unlike most other NIL programs currently out there, this one truly is about the players and their fanbase. The Oxford NIL Club (ONC) is a means by which fans to directly invest and interact in a new way with the team, creating a unique component to the “fan experience.”
Here’s a description on the ONC website of their community:
“The ONC is a player-led fan community that benefits members of the Ole Miss football team. Through the Oxford NIL Club, these members of the team provide fans with digital content and experiences such as digital meet-and-greets, player-recorded content, and much more throughout the year. The ONC generates revenue through fans subscribing to the club. A monthly commitment of any amount allows fans to join the NIL Club and access ONC-exclusive chat rooms, message boards, and content.“
Oxford NIL Club website
— CK (@caseykelly1211) July 21, 2022
The Rebels certainly continue to set the trends — as opposed to just following them. To join the Oxford NIL Club or to learn more, click here.
(Feature image graphic: Lee Ann Herring, The Rebel Walk)
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.