The sudden resignation of Hugh Freeze continues to cause shockwaves in the college football world, including with the family of Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson.
Patterson’s father spoke out on the situation.
“It’s sad,” Sean Patterson Sr. told Rebels247. “He was good to my kids … to both of my sons. I don’t know all the truths. He was going to go out one way or the other. People were out to get him, and they finally got him.”
Patterson was the top-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2016, choosing Ole Miss over many suitors. Sean Patterson Sr. said he doesn’t feel Freeze deceived him or his son.
“I don’t feel like I was lied to,” he said. “I feel like over five years, with so many accusations and allegations, I don’t think we were ever told anything with any malicious intent. I really just think no one knew what the hell was going on.”
Shea became the Rebels starting quarterback last season after the injury to Chad Kelly, and his father said there are no plans for him to leave the Ole Miss program. Instead, Patterson said the situation has inspired his son, a sophomore quarterback.
“As of right now, unless the NCAA does something to cause a mass exodus, I think this whole thing has lit a fire under Shea. Ole Miss football has been around forever, and it’s still going on. Someone has to be there to lead it.”