One reporter sensed that Ole Miss administrators weren’t troubled that the details leading to Hugh Freeze’s resignation were about to break Thursday night.
Speaking on The Paul Finebaum Show on Friday, USA Today reporter Dan Wolken said he “got the distinct sense that Ole Miss leadership was not displeased that this story was about to break publicly.” Wolken wrote a piece published Thursday in which he highlighted that Freeze made a call from a University-issued phone to a number tied to an escort service based in Tampa, Fla. Freeze resigned as the Rebels’ coach Thursday after compiling a 39-25 record in five seasons.
Ole Miss chancellor Jeff Vitter called Thursday a “sad day” for the Rebels. Athletic director Ross Bjork said school officials “proactively looked into the rest of [Freeze’s] phone records” and a “concerning pattern” was discovered.
It makes sense that Ole Miss leadership wouldn’t be upset that the story of Freeze’s resignation was about to break. This was an embarrassing moment for the coach. No buyout or settlement is owed to him as a result of the situation.
"I got the distinct sense that Ole Miss leadership was not displeased that this story was about to break publicly" – @DanWolken
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) July 21, 2017