The rivalry was the talk of 2011 Media Days in Birmingham, Ala., last week.
No, not Alabama-Auburn. Nick Saban and Gene Chizik went out of their way to say "nicey-nice" things about each other's school, program and fans.
No, the rivalry that created a lot of attention and questions was Ole Miss-Mississippi State.
And it was evident that Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt was becoming more agitated as the questions about Mississippi State's marketing campaign continued.
State has put billboards up in Mississippi stating, "Welcome to our State." That is also on the front of their media guide.
Saban said this about the Alabama-Auburn rivalry, which received more attention in February after an Alabama fan poisoned the oak trees at Toomer's Corner where anytime anything good happens concerning Auburn, toilet paper can usually be found hanging from the trees.
Also known as "rolling the corner", this tradition is thought to have originated in the 1950s to celebrate away victories; however, in recent years it has become a way to celebrate anything good that happens concerning Auburn.
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