Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss can't go through this charade again in 2018

  • Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss can't go through this charade again in 2018

Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss can't go through this charade again in 2018

Ole Miss released a statement Wednesday stating that it has yet to be served with the suit. The defense is more sound than previous year and Ole Miss and the Rebels find a way to win enough games to become bowl eligible.

Freeze said after that a 2,755-word filibuster of an opening statement that became social media cannon fodder one day after former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt filed a civil lawsuit against the University of MS and the Ole Miss Athletic Foundation on Wednesday (via Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde).

Ole Miss received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA in 2016 that alleged 13 rules violations, including nine that happened during Freeze's tenure.

With an ongoing NCAA investigation looming over the Ole Miss football program, Hugh Freeze and the Rebels look to block out the distractions and bounce back after a 5-7 season. "One of our finest moments could be the fact that our team could model for whoever chooses to watch us, for the Ole Miss family, for whatever outsiders, you know when all of this is said and done and we're able to move forward", Freeze said.

"The first four years, I really thought we were relevant in the Southeastern Conference, and that is what I said from day one", Freeze said. "We've got to be responsible for the areas in which we were deficient in ... that we didn't either react or act properly ... whether it was staff or whether it was boosters".

Per the complaint, the contract breach allegedly stems from: "certain false and defamatory statements made by and on behalf of the Defendants in connection with an NCAA investigation of the Ole Miss football program".

Nutt's lawyer, Walter Morrison, said he didn't want to "try the case in the media".

Nutt's lawsuit claims, according to USA Today, that phone records for Freeze, Bjork and Campbell were obtained, and they indicated they spoke with reporters who produced stories that contained misleading information about the Notice of Allegations and Nutt's involvement. Ole Miss players at Media Days rallied behind their coach.

Best case scenario: Pressed into playing late in his true freshman season last year, quarterback Shea Patterson, a five-star recruit, makes a quantum leap in his sophomore year and the Rebels take off on offense.

"I don't think I've spoken to him since I've begged him to keep me", he said, per theClarion Ledger. It's a big deal to be away from a game you once loved and I understand the need to coach again.