This morning Coach Hugh Freeze addressed the media about the upcoming 2015 season in which the Rebels look to continue their winsome tactics on the field.
Coming into fall camp Freeze was asked about junior Laremy Tunsil’s situation and he stated that he continues to offer support but did not know much about the situation.
Freeze said, “The fact a process has begun, and I know very little about it to be quite honest, but I’m very confident with the way things are done around our place. I’m very confident in the person that Laremy is. I know that we will cooperate fully with whatever is going on, whether that is with the NCAA or the criminal part. Again, I’m extremely confident in who we are and how we do things. Laremy is one of the finest that I’ve coached, and I have great confidence in who he is.”
Freeze also made a statement on the Mississippi state flag in wake of the SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey’s praise of the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University’s stances on the presence of the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag.
He said, “In the late 1990s, our university made a move to go away from the Confederate flag. Being a Mississippian, I have a great appreciation for the Mississippi people and the heritage and all those things. It’s been unfortunate that the symbol has been hijacked by some groups that offer ill will towards some people. I’m not a political figure, but I strongly believe that it’s time to go in a different direction and change the flag. Hopefully, that will happen.”
Going into this season, the Rebels have a strong group of veterans returning to the field joining them is a talented freshman class. At the quarterback position this season, Ole Miss will have to find a replacement for Bo Wallace, who led the Rebels in the past three seasons. Vying for the job are Ryan Buchanan and Chad Kelly.
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