Less than a week ago, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was nervously running through his depth chart at the podium in the main ballroom at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala.
Just a day earlier, former Rebels coach Houston Nutt had filed a lawsuit against the university that accused Freeze of asking the local media to manipulate the narrative on the NCAA allegations against his program, presumably to shift the blame from himself to Nutt.
After spending more than half of his allotted 30 minutes on what some termed a “filibuster” of an opening statement, Freeze spent the rest of his appearance dodging questions to which answers may have legal recourse, while also trying to give an honest answer to questions on things such as how this investigation impacts his legacy.
After days of reflection, Freeze, as he often does, went philosophical on us via social media.
On Tuesday morning, the Ole Miss coach unleashed a tweet about “one thing” he has learned about adversity during the time of NCAA allegations and Houston Nutt lawsuits.
We’ll give Freeze some credit here. Whether or not you believe he’s to blame for the troubles the Ole Miss football program finds itself in at this point, that’s a very strong lesson to learn and one that may help others as he shares it.
The Rebels will enter 2017 with one of the most talented young quarterbacks in the nation (Shea Patterson) and a new highly-touted offensive coordinator (Phil Longo) to coach him, but Ole Miss is not eligible to participate in the postseason.