Ole Miss troll Hugh Freeze with his quote after winning on Liberty: “Please don’t slander these young people”


There seems to be no love lost between the Ole Miss soccer program and its former manager, Hugh Freeze. Rebels’ social media team made this clear after Ole Miss’s 27-14 win on Saturday against Liberty.

Freeze, now coach of Liberty, made his first return to Oxford, Miss., On Saturday since stepping down as head coach of the Rebels before the start of the 2017 college football season. His five-year tenure with the Rebels was marked by a 39-25 record, four winning seasons – two of which ended with Ole Miss ranked in the top 25 – and two wins against Nick Saban’s Alabama team. But it ended up in controversy, not just because Freeze used a university phone to call an escort service, but also because the program was accused of NCAA violations and deceiving recruits.

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In fact, Freeze was dealing with allegations against his program several years before his eventual resignation. On February 2, 2013, he tweeted the following: “If you have facts about a violation, send them to @ compliance @ olemiss.edu. If not, please don’t slander these young people or insult their family (sic).”

Ole Miss Football’s Twitter account reported that quote about Freeze in a tweet that was later deleted after the Rebels’ 27-14 win on Saturday:

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Nothing like a little meanness to go along with a revenge game. If you are wondering why Ole Miss targeted her former manager, it is because the NCAA concluded that Ole Miss under Freeze had cheated 15 times, breaking recruiting rules and allowing players who did not meet the required academic standard to play. . The resulting penalties included depriving the Rebels of 33 wins, retroactively giving Freeze a 12-25 record to Ole Miss. The team was also banned from postseason play for two years, suffered a scholarship loss for four years, and was placed on probation for three years.

The Rebels went 15-21 in three seasons under Matt Luke’s leadership following Freeze’s resignation. They didn’t have winning seasons; their best result was a 6-6 in 2017. Lane Kiffin nearly equaled Luke’s winning record in one more season, hitting a record of 12-7 after winning Saturday.

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Ole Miss was largely dominant in the win, as quarterback Matt Corral completed 20 of 27 passes for 324 yards and one score; running back Jerrion Ealy Jr. had 10 carries for 115 yards and two touchdowns; and catchers Dennis Jackson (six receptions, 126 yards, one score) and John-Rhys Plumlee (seven holds, 110 yards) also had extraordinary days.

Additionally, the Rebels defense, which was not a strong point for this team, limited Flames quarterback Malik Willis to 16 days out of 25 in the air. He launched for only 173 yards and threw three interceptions. Willis ran 27 times for 71 yards and one score, while Shedro Louis ran seven times for 101 yards and another touchdown. Joshua Mack also ran 19 times for 98 yards in the defeat.


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