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|A potential series with Ole Miss doesn't seem to have Memphis coach Josh Pastner very excited.|
“I have no desire to play Tennessee,” Pastner told hosts Josh Ward and Will West on WNML-AM 990. “I don’t think it does us any good. I’m just being honest with you. For us, it’s a game that, I don’t know why we play it, but we play it because the athletic director wants me to play it and he’s my boss and what he says goes.”
"Absolutely not," Pastner said.
According to Ole Miss, the Rebels and Tigers have agreed to renew a series in both football and basketball. According to Memphis, the Rebels and Tigers have agreed to renew a series in football (in 2014) but have committed to only "talk about" a basketball series, and Pastner would rather those talks never lead to anything more.