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Athlon Has Freeze Among Nation’s Top Coaches
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze came in at No. 17 on a list ranking all 128 FBS head coaches published by Athlon Sports on Tuesday.
Freeze ranked second in the SEC only to Alabama head coach Nick Saban, a coach his Rebels have defeated two years in a row.
Athlon said of Freeze: Over the last few seasons, no team in the SEC West has improved its standing nationally more than Ole Miss. Freeze is a big reason for the improvement, as he came to Oxford with a track record of success. Freeze went 20-5 in two seasons at Lambuth and finished 10-2 in his only year at Arkansas State (2011). It didn’t take long for Freeze to generate improvement at Ole Miss, as the Rebels increased their win total by five games in his first year. And after an 8-5 finish in 2013, Ole Miss continued its rise with a 9-4 record in 2014, followed by a 10-3 mark in 2015. The program has recorded back-to-back New Year’s Six bowl appearances and finished No. 10 in the Associated Press poll last year. While three NFL first-round picks must be replaced in 2016, Ole Miss is equipped to handle the transition with four straight top-20 recruiting classes.
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Here’s what losing 12 scholarships over 3 years could mean for Ole Miss football
When Ole Miss responded to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations, it proposed several self-imposed sanctions. The most significant of these is the loss of four scholarships per year for three years. There’s more to it than that, as Ole Miss would like to count back some of the “self-imposed” roster room it kept last year and this year, but suffice it to say, four is the magic number Ole Miss administrators have proposed.
(It should also be noted that this is just what Ole Miss is self-imposing — the NCAA may well tack on additional scholarship reductions when it finally announces its punishment.)
So what does 12 scholarships over three years really mean? Well, the first thing you need to know is that the football program is only able to place twenty-five new players on scholarship every year. It doesn’t matter whether they come to Oxford from high school, junior college, or another NCAA institution. Secondly, they can only have 85 players on scholarship in any given year.
This reduction would lower the yearly total to 21 new players each year and lower the overall total to 81. So does that really make a difference?
Courtesy of RedCupRebelion.com.