Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze wanted to encourage his players before the Rebels take on Alabama this weekend, and he had a special strategy to do it.
Freeze told ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum on Friday that he wrote a letter to the team Thursday night and that he will leave a copy in each player’s hotel room Friday night. The letter is meant to motivate the players before their game against the No. 1 team in the country.
“It’s called, ‘What do you believe?'” Freeze said of the note. “And it all centers around: that is the one question we all need to answer before we get on that field tomorrow.”
The Ole Miss coach said the letter is meant to convince his players that what other people are saying about their matchup with the Crimson Tide doesn’t matter. What matters is what they believe about themselves.
Finebaum asked Freeze if he believes his team can beat the Crimson Tide.
“I do. And I think they do,” Freeze said. “I know (QB) Chad (Kelly) does. I think the upperclassmen do. We are depending on a bunch of young kids. … I need to make sure that they have a sample of (that belief).”