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Title: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2017, 04:22:14 pm
https://twitter.com/AntonioCMorales/status/834519575383400455

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Ole Miss has announced a self-imposed one-year bowl ban for the 2017 season and that the NCAA's enforcement staff's investigation into the football program has concluded....

Brian Scott Rippee
‏@bsrippee

#OleMiss has been charged with lack of institutional control. It will contest that level 1 charge.


Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2017, 04:28:43 pm
 Michael Carvell‏@Michael_Carvell 1m1 minute ago

Twitter users crush Ole Miss after Rebels receive new notice of allegations from NCAA  https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/twitter-users-crush-ole-miss-after-rebels-receive-new-notice-of-allegations-from-ncaa

https://twitter.com/Ben_Fred/status/834522776266502147

https://twitter.com/TimShoemaker/status/834523771868475396
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2017, 04:32:47 pm
Ben Garrett‏@SpiritBen 29m29 minutes ago

#OleMiss has released a transcript of today's NOA response for those who don't want to watch a 20-minute video. http://athleticsworking.wp2.olemiss.edu/transcript/
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Kevin on February 22, 2017, 04:46:54 pm
these are allegations, they have not been hammered yet
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2017, 05:40:44 pm
Michael Carvell‏@Michael_Carvell 9s9 seconds ago

Things are about to get much worse for Ole Miss football  https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/things-about-to-get-worse-ole-miss-football-ncaa

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After Wednesday’s news dump, signing an underwhelming recruiting class feels more like the glory days.

Several of the allegations border on comical. In one case, a signee went hunting on a booster’s land during an official visit, which is a Level III violation. Reportedly, boosters funneled at least $13,000 to a recruit and organized illegal travel and lodging. The kid didn’t even commit to the school!

While the reported instances are certainly serious, half these allegations just make Ole Miss look pathetic. Cheating is one thing –

If Ole Miss fires Freeze, finding a quality replacement will be extraordinarily difficult.

https://twitter.com/JBarnesRTR/status/834525831372349440
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Vantage 8 dude on February 22, 2017, 05:41:24 pm
these are allegations, they have not been hammered yet
Actually what I suspect j carol meant was that the Ole Miss STUDENT BODY is hammered; then again, that would come as no surprise to any of us.  ;) ;D :P
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2017, 07:27:56 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/834613395190120448

https://twitter.com/WillieYRN/status/834532203451269121

https://twitter.com/HKellenbergerCL/status/834520878184542208
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2017, 07:30:40 am
https://twitter.com/HKellenbergerCL/status/834543664517017601

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It’s taken years, but we can finally say this: Ole Miss is not beating the rap.

It is not eluding the NCAA investigators. It is not getting away with something, or going to be able to change all of the charges from felonies to misdemeanors, so to speak.

My guess: The fight will be about extending the bowl ban to a second year, or not; how many scholarships Ole Miss will lose over the next four or five years; and whether Freeze is going to have to serve a suspension because he runs the program and therefore bears ultimate responsibility for it.

It’s worth noting that there’s nothing in the notice of allegations (at least that we’re aware of; the university has not released it but did post a 20-minute video with Chancellor Jeff Vitter, Athletic Director Ross Bjork and Freeze explaining the latest news) about former star Laremy Tunsil. It was Tunsil’s draft night admission that restarted the investigation and ultimately led the NCAA to go down the rabbit hole with former staffer Barney Farrar (who was named in the infamous text messages and was fired last year).

The offer of immunity to recruits who did not end up at Ole Miss but instead other SEC institutions also clearly paid off; the most damning allegation, that boosters provided a recruit with $13,000 to $15,600 in cash payments, likely came from that.

So ultimately, the draft night fiasco proved to be Ole Miss’ undoing, if not in the way we expected that night.

Ole Miss, frankly, has played a lot of this wrongly. The very first public statement from the school after draft night should have been that Farrar was being placed on leave while a complete investigation followed. Allowing him to stay on the job for another six months was only going to damage the school's credibility with the Committee on Infractions. Faced with evidence that Farrar was taking care of a player’s financial needs, Ole Miss pretended it was business as usual. To what end? It defies logic.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2017, 07:32:08 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/834599812150464512

(https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/f_auto,q_80/h_153,w_400/v1487817509/bo-wallace-screen-shot_knus6u.png)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2017, 08:50:45 am
https://twitter.com/Ben_Fred/status/834600981233037313
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2017, 08:51:38 am
Actually what I suspect j carol meant was that the Ole Miss STUDENT BODY is hammered; then again, that would come as no surprise to any of us.  ;) ;D :P

(http://d3819ii77zvwic.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/miss_ole_miss.jpg)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2017, 10:15:12 am
https://twitter.com/NealMcCready/status/834788884580032512

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One side, the side that blindly defends Ole Miss regardless of truth or logic, called the NCAA case only a witch hunt, denied an allegation that prospects received merchandise from Rebel Rags and denied an allegation that an Ole Miss booster gave Leo Lewis at least $13,000 during his recruitment in 2014.

The other side, the one that has been fed by NCAA leaks for the better part of the past four years, came at Ole Miss and Freeze with righteous indignation. That side noted on Wednesday night that defiance and deliberate misinformation were out at Ole Miss. That side stuck to its guns Wednesday, saying Ole Miss’ rise to national contender and Sugar Bowl champs was a result of nothing but cheating and Wednesday’s notice of allegations served as proof.

Both sides are wrong. To truly understand what has happened at Ole Miss since February 2013 requires nuance and context. Those who blindly defend Ole Miss, as well as those who vigorously attack it, don’t have and don’t want either nuance or context.

Can they handle the truth?
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2017, 12:46:54 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/834796449812586497

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Neal McCready reports that he has sources claiming that Ole Miss possesses a recording of Leo Lewis’ mother that could implicate Mississippi State, among others, of some wrongdoing as well.

If reports are accurate, Lewis himself would have immunity from NCAA sanction due to immunity.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: DeltaBoy on February 23, 2017, 01:03:24 pm
   
I pity the fool who went to Ole Miss.  ::hornsdown::
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2017, 01:24:38 pm
https://twitter.com/Andy_Staples/status/834603747510730754

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Ole Miss officials announced Wednesday the size of the switch they have selected for the various transgressions NCAA investigators found in their long look into the Rebels’ football program. They have self-imposed a bowl ban for the 2017 season, which they likely will argue is really a two-year ban since the 2016 team banned itself from the postseason by losing seven games. This also means Ole Miss has to forfeit $7.8 million in bowl money from the SEC, which could have come in handy to pay the two outside law firms the school has retained to shepherd the athletic department through the NCAA investigation.*

*If you read my columns often, you know I disagree with NCAA rules that cap the amount of money players can take.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2017, 06:00:25 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/834894375859666944

John Talty covered Mississippi recruiting before moving to Bama.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: la20688 on February 23, 2017, 11:01:11 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJnKm6ftPu0

I pity the fool who went to Ole Miss.  ::hornsdown::
Ole Miss getting popped is the most shocking news since Rocky took out Clubberin their rematch!
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2017, 07:24:14 am
https://twitter.com/clarionledger/status/834860215975739392
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2017, 08:22:40 am
https://twitter.com/KevinScarbinsky/status/834907825365213184

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Scarblog: It was fun while it lasted, wasn't it, Ole Miss? The two wins over Alabama. The two New Year's Six bowl games. The status as an SEC West contender.

It was heady stuff for a program that hadn't had much success in the last half-century when it wasn't quarterbacked by a Manning. If you never did make it to the SEC Championship Game for the first time, thanks to that freakish lateral by Arkansas, at least you put yourself on the college football map for something more than drunken frivolity in the Grove.

But now that the NCAA has hit you with an amended Notice of Allegations, piling on more and more serious charges such as lack of institutional control and a violation of head coach responsibility legislation, now that you've self-imposed more serious penalties such as a 2017 postseason ban, you have to ask yourself this question:

Was it worth it?
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2017, 08:56:52 am
https://twitter.com/wesrucker247/status/834975588490350594
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: pigture perfect on February 24, 2017, 09:40:15 am
I wonder if Ole Miss has made the, "Houston, we have a problem", call to Nutt yet. Even he is more liked than Bucky at the moment, and he might b desperate enough to take it to just get a little redemption.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Vantage 8 dude on February 24, 2017, 01:12:27 pm
Anyone else find the following Hugh Freeze tweet from 2013 rich in irony and lunacy: "If you have facts about a violation send it to compliance@olemiss.edu. If not, please do not slander these young men or insult their families". All I can say is ole Hughey didn't have to worry about someone else bringing scorn/bad press to the program; he and his staff have done an excellent job doing that all on their own. 
 
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: tusksincolorado on February 24, 2017, 09:36:06 pm
Anybody know what the Vegas over/under line is on:

lost scholarships?

lost bowl opportunities?

lost coaching positions?

Bucky gone or not?

Bork gone or not?

number of Booster bans?

The possibilities are limitless!

Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2017, 07:20:29 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/835866102634795012

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Cowboys got thumped by Ole Miss, 48-20.

But now with the new round of Ole Miss allegations, and a one-year bowl ban as well, Gundy seems a little upset about the game.

“We’ll never know what we could have done in the Sugar Bowl if it was a level playing field. That is the truth. I’m not sure we would have won the Sugar Bowl, but we’ll never know.

“We didn’t all play by the same rules. If everybody is playing by the rules and you get your butt kicked, that’s OK. I can live with that. But when it’s an uneven playing field, that’s not fair.”
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: PonderinHog on February 27, 2017, 09:17:37 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/835866102634795012

Man up, Mike.  You're forty!
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Vantage 8 dude on February 27, 2017, 10:09:42 am
But, but........how can this possibly be ??? We all know that Hughey Freeze is a totally honorable and righteous man and would NEVER EVER try to bend/break the rules or otherwise do something to obtain an unfair recruiting advantage. Heck, his 2013 tweet concerning turning anyone in that may have violated the rules should be sufficient proof of his purity. In the meantime no doubt it was those dirty and mean supporters of that "other Mississippi SEC school" that's have initiated this and kept the pot stirred just to gain an unfair competitive advantage. :puke: :puke:

BTW how many points does this allow OM to apply toward the Phil Fulmer Cup? Has to be worth some major consideration.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Amityvillehogger on February 27, 2017, 10:48:19 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/835866102634795012


I find it hilarious that them cheating fools didn't beat us during all this mess. And we are the lone reason why they didn't play for a SEC/NC.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: sowmonella on February 27, 2017, 11:15:16 am
I find it hilarious that them cheating fools didn't beat us during all this mess. And we are the lone reason why they didn't play for a SEC/NC.

#Karma
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Inhogswetrust on February 27, 2017, 11:51:25 am
Man up, Mike.  You're forty!

I'm starting to think 40 is his IQ.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: tusksincolorado on February 27, 2017, 05:11:57 pm
But, but........how can this possibly be ??? We all know that Hughey Freeze is a totally honorable and righteous man and would NEVER EVER try to bend/break the rules or otherwise do something to obtain an unfair recruiting advantage. Heck, his 2013 tweet concerning turning anyone in that may have violated the rules should be sufficient proof of his purity. In the meantime no doubt it was those dirty and mean supporters of that "other Mississippi SEC school" that's have initiated this and kept the pot stirred just to gain an unfair competitive advantage. :puke: :puke:

BTW how many points does this allow OM to apply toward the Phil Fulmer Cup? Has to be worth some major consideration.

How about the quote Ol' Huey threw out...."even Jesus was nailed to the Cross"!

Unbelievable....
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Vantage 8 dude on February 27, 2017, 05:16:18 pm
How about the quote Ol' Huey threw out...."even Jesus was nailed to the Cross"!

Unbelievable....
So I suppose we're to imply that Hugh and Jesus are somehow equal or at least being crucified the same way ??? ??? Height of absurdity.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: tusksincolorado on February 27, 2017, 05:20:54 pm
Man up, Mike.  You're forty!

Same crap happened to us in the Sugar against tOSU...
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Rzbakfromwaybak on February 27, 2017, 09:46:37 pm
But, but........how can this possibly be ??? We all know that Hughey Freeze is a totally honorable and righteous man and would NEVER EVER try to bend/break the rules or otherwise do something to obtain an unfair recruiting advantage. Heck, his 2013 tweet concerning turning anyone in that may have violated the rules should be sufficient proof of his purity. In the meantime no doubt it was those dirty and mean supporters of that "other Mississippi SEC school" that's have initiated this and kept the pot stirred just to gain an unfair competitive advantage. :puke: :puke:

BTW how many points does this allow OM to apply toward the Phil Fulmer Cup? Has to be worth some major consideration.


Heck, looks like Ole Miss is going to be a slam dunk at winning the Fulmer Cup.  In fact, that "Cup" may be the closest thing Ole Miss gets to a "bowl" for several years.  ;)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Vantage 8 dude on February 27, 2017, 11:39:34 pm
Heck, looks like Ole Miss is going to be a slam dunk at winning the Fulmer Cup.  In fact, that "Cup" may be the closest thing Ole Miss gets to a "bowl" for several years.  ;)
So you're saying OM is in the driver's seat for the NCAA "athletic (jock) cup" ??? ::) NICE!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Boarcephus on February 28, 2017, 06:46:25 am
I still find it interesting that Ole Miss is likely to get hammered while Auburn avoided it and you just have to know they were as dirty, if not dirtier, than OM. 
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2017, 12:48:49 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/837000878133510145

Is there tape of Leo Lewis' mom asking Ole Miss for money as some have reported? No

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Scarblog: One of the more intriguing aspects of the NCAA infractions case against the Ole Miss football program has been the alleged existence of a tape that reportedly could implicate other schools in potential violations.

A tape does exist, a well-connected source with knowledge of the case told AL.com, but the NCAA was aware of it before issuing Ole Miss an updated Notice of Allegations last week, and the tape isn't any type of smoking gun.

Neal McCready, publisher of RebelGrove.com, reported the existence of a tape that includes a conversation with the mother of Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis. Lewis was a major Class of 2015 recruit from Brookhaven, Miss., who committed to Alabama and Ole Miss before signing with the Bulldogs.

Lewis reportedly is part of one of the new charges against the Rebels, in that he allegedly received between $13,000 and $15,600 from two Ole Miss boosters with the knowledge of an Ole Miss staff member during his recruitment.

"Ole Miss, per multiple sources, possesses a recording, and has given the SEC a copy, of Lewis' mother asking Ole Miss for money and detailing incentives she received from other programs, including Mississippi State," McCready reported.

The source who spoke to AL.com directly refuted the two key points in that report. The source said Lewis' mother on that tape doesn't ask Ole Miss for money and doesn't mention other schools.

The source also said that the SEC has not heard the tape but is aware of it.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: NashvilleHog on March 01, 2017, 01:46:26 pm
Those dumbasses in Oxford are basically on record saying that they are secretly recording recruits.  Every school will use that against them.  What a bunch of morons!
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Vantage 8 dude on March 01, 2017, 05:10:29 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/837000878133510145

Is there tape of Leo Lewis' mom asking Ole Miss for money as some have reported? No
Well perhaps the tape given the NCAA isn't a "smoking gun"; however, to make up for that OM has provided a suitable substitute. It's been reported that one of their '17 recruits, DT Tae-Kion Reed, has just been charged with stealing "a variety" of firearms by the Lowndes County (MS) Sheriff's Department.

In addition, to emulate UT's HC Butch Jones' recent "5 star heart" recruit reference the staff at Ole Miss has installed their version known as "The 3 Star Heart  Recruiting Circle of Excellence". When asked to comment further Head Coach Huey (I know how Jesus felt when HE was crucified) Freeze explained that since Oxford is a tough place to recruit without extra "inducements" 3 star athletes are the best they can hope for without "divine intervention" (i.e. boosters passing around the Sunday collection plate) to "guide" higher ranked kids to OM.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2017, 09:09:12 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/837017220676890624

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It looks like the claim by Ole Miss that it has a recording implicating Mississippi State in recruiting violations related to one of the several new violations brought down on the Rebels isn’t entirely true.

Ole Miss claimed to have a recording of the mother of a recruit — allegedly Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis — believed to have accepted between $13,000 and $15,600 from Ole Miss donors. In the video, Ole Miss claimed the mother requested money from the Rebels after receiving inducements from other schools...
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2017, 03:51:46 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/837382202535067649

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Travis Haney, there are 2 lines of thinking going on among the Ole Miss brass right now. The first faction believe that the school should stick by Freeze as a sign of loyalty.

“They say, ‘Well, he took us to the Promised Land in winning a Sugar Bowl and beating Bama twice.’ They want to stick with him,” an “industry source” told Haney.

The other faction believes that if Freeze were suspended or fired immediately, the school could avoid a pivotal second year of a postseason ban that would keep players from being able to freely transfer.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Sivad on March 02, 2017, 05:15:51 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/837382202535067649

They can't fire him until they figure out how to get him down from his cross.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Inhogswetrust on March 02, 2017, 07:27:48 pm
They can't fire him until they figure out how to get him down from his cross.

More like a constant sermon on the mound.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: tusksincolorado on March 04, 2017, 12:16:40 pm
That guy needs to go with a 10 year show cause stamped to his butt...
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Sivad on March 06, 2017, 01:18:56 pm
Right Reverend took a wrong turn in Oxfart
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2017, 04:15:10 pm
https://twitter.com/dennisdoddcbs/status/838865613351182337
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Dropkick on March 06, 2017, 04:17:38 pm
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Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2017, 08:11:05 am
https://twitter.com/SpiritChuck/status/838773094466617344

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Former Freeze OC Dan Werner, former DC Dave Wommack and former LB Coach Tom Allen shared their thoughts on the Ole Miss head coach in regards to some of the things he is being accused of by the NCAA, namely failure to monitor his program in regards to rules compliance.

When the additional allegations by the NCAA were levied against Ole Miss almost two weeks ago, Rebel Coach Hugh Freeze was “charged” with failure to monitor his program correctly.

That allegation is one the university, via a video statement by Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork, will fight when they go before the Committee On Infractions sometime in the near future.

Freeze dismissed him in December after Werner's last two offenses were number one in the SEC in 2015 and number four in the SEC in 2016, stating he felt Werner had taken the offense as far as he could and he (Hugh) felt there was “another level” to reach under someone else’s guidance.

Certainly, Werner disagreed with the dismissal and Freeze’s assumption, but Werner had no qualms in talking about Freeze's record of compliance during his five years with Freeze.

“That whole NCAA situation, I was very far removed from it. I was never named in the investigation or interviewed. We were just told to be quiet about it,” Werner began. “I know Hugh is under a lot of scrutiny that he did know or should have known what the NCAA alleges was happening, but I thought about all of that in the last couple of days.

“I have worked for 16 head coaches in my career and I ranked them 1-16 on who talked more about doing things the right way, who is encouraging and demanding the staff all the time to make sure they are abiding by NCAA rules, who is the stickler for compliance and who preached to his staff constantly about the importance of compliance, Hugh Freeze is number one. He would say if you break a rule, it would hurt every family in that room and that was not something he was willing to risk.”

Werner said Freeze was not only number one, but number one by a long shot.

“I can’t even tell you who number two is,” he continued. “Whoever it was, was 100 times less consistent and adamant about compliance than Freeze. No other coach I have worked for has ever come close to talking about doing things the right way as much as Hugh did.”

May blur the line between effective monitoring and "talking about compliance".
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2017, 08:41:41 am
https://twitter.com/chriswilliams2/status/838872713552936962
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2017, 09:35:04 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/840348281481940992

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Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2017, 02:59:37 pm
https://twitter.com/AntonioCMorales/status/844557342444343297

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OXFORD - Nearly a month has passed since Ole Miss received its notice of allegations from the NCAA's enforcement staff and the university announced a one-year postseason ban.

So Rebels players, who met with the media Tuesday for the first time since the ban was announced, still share a sense of disappointment.

Offensive lineman Javon Patterson said the players had no idea a postseason ban, which includes the SEC title game, was coming and that he was devastated when he found out.

There was a meeting between players, according to Patterson, and some guys checked in to see how players within their position groups were handling the news.

Patterson is a junior, so if all Ole Miss receives is a one-year postseason ban then there's a possibility for him to play in a bowl game again. The same can't be said for guys like defensive end Marquis Haynes and running back Jordan Wilkins, who each have different outlooks on the situation.

Haynes turned down a chance to go to the NFL and opted to return for his final season.

"I just took it as this is my last year, there's not much I could do to control it," he said. "But all I can say is it's more work for me to get better film for next year."

Wilkins was ruled academically ineligible during fall camp last year, which kept him off the field for the entirety of the season. The postseason ban will keep him out of a bowl this year, which means the 2016 Sugar Bowl was the last postseason game he'll ever play in.

"The bowl ban does suck, but compared to what I went through before that it was nothing, so I just brushed that off," Wilkins said. "I was really just helping my teammates get over that."

Wilkins said he tries to stay away from social media as much as he can, but felt compelled to voice his thoughts when the ban was announced.

"We're not going to shy away from anything," Wilkins said.

Ole Miss finished 5-7 last year and had to watch bowl season from the sidelines. That didn't become a certainty until sometime in the second half of the Egg Bowl though.

The team has to enter this season and suit up 12 times knowing it can't play in a bowl game.

"It doesn't take anything away from how hard we're going to work or where we're going to push to," Wilkins said. "I think everybody's focus is just to wipe the table and let them take care of everything."
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2017, 07:48:06 am
 SEC Country Arkansas‏ @SECCountryHogs 16h16 hours ago

Hugh Freeze plummets in SEC Country approval-rating poll  #WPS http://sec.news/2nBdi9a  https://twitter.com/SECCountryHogs/status/847185559810400256

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After the NCAA released its notice of allegations, Freeze’s rating plummeted. He currently has an approval rating of  65.9, which drops him to 11th in the SEC. What may be more concerning is that 26 percent of the fan base strongly disapproves of the job Freeze is doing. No other coach in the SEC had a strong disapproval percentage higher than 12.

10. Bret Bielema, Arkansas: 66.6
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on May 17, 2017, 01:23:20 pm
https://twitter.com/SECcountry/status/864857831459233793
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: grayhawg on May 17, 2017, 01:25:31 pm
https://twitter.com/SECcountry/status/864857831459233793
Poor baby.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2017, 08:42:10 am
 Antonio Morales‏Verified account @AntonioCMorales 20h20 hours ago

Can confirm Stephen Ponder, Ole Miss' deputy athletic director, resigned for a personal matter this morning. @SpiritBen was first.


 Ben Garrett‏ @SpiritBen 19h19 hours ago

Stephen Ponder’s resignation today had absolutely nothing to do with the NCAA issues Ole Miss is dealing with. Zero. I’ll leave it at that.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on May 18, 2017, 12:34:22 pm
I still find it interesting that Ole Miss is likely to get hammered while Auburn avoided it and you just have to know they were as dirty, if not dirtier, than OM.

I guess Pat Dye didn't give Ole Miss ALL of the pages to his Operations Manual.... 8)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2017, 03:15:54 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/869630545147420673

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Hugh Freeze says the NCAA’s investigation of Ole Miss — including 21 allegations of wrongdoing within the Rebels football program and a citation for lack of institutional control — is the toughest challenge he’s faced in his coaching career, “no question.”

He’s already overcome a related challenge: Finding a silver lining to the rough year ahead.

“I’m looking forward to it in a weird kind of way,” he said.

47-year-old coach has been privately seeking counsel from business leaders who led their charges through similarly muddy waters.

A big NASCAR fan, he consulted with names such as Ricky Stenhouse, Fred Smith and Mike Glenn. Freeze also reached out to former Baylor interim coach Jim Grobe, who last year took control of the Bears during perhaps the most tumultuous season in team history.

“He was the right man for the right time, to stand in the gap there,” Freeze said. “He’s made of such integrity and such great stuff; he’s really what we all should strive to be.”

Ole Miss brass — including athletic director Ross Bjork and chancellor Jeffrey Vitter — has been vocal in its support of Freeze, the man who briefly turned the Rebels into an SEC power thanks to historic success on the recruiting trail and a pair of major upset wins over Alabama.

“I’m very grateful,” Freeze said of the support. “I ask the tough questions of myself and of them. Am I doing things the right way for you guys? They’ve been just phenomenal.”

Roughly 90 days have passed since the NCAA committee requested an official response from Ole Miss, meaning the school will soon provide its side of the story. Then there will be a hearing at an unspecified date, likely later this year.

“It’s very difficult to beat the people in this conference when you don’t have a final answer,” he said.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on May 31, 2017, 02:21:34 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/869957278639718401

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Former assistant coach Barney Farrar, who worked for the Rebels from 2011-2016 as an assistant A.D./high school and junior college relations, is a major person in the case against Ole Miss who has since been relieved of his duties.

Farrar’s lawyer Bruse Loyd had a strong take on the ordeal when he spoke to Jojo Gentry, claiming that he believes his client is being cast as a scapegoat.

“It is as close to the death penalty as you can get without that actually happen,” Loyd said. “Coach Farrar has been questioned extensively, in fact, five times by the NCAA about those allegations.”

The violations are for:

    Providing lodging and transportation to Ole Miss Football recruits worth $2,200, and meals worth $235
    Providing false information knowingly about recruiting violations when asked by the NCAA and Ole Miss Football
    Boosters contacting one athlete committed to another NCAA football program, and allowed a cash payment(s) to that athlete worth $13-15,000
    Distributing athletic gear, courtesy of a company owned by an Ole Miss booster, to recruits

Loyd added that Ole Miss is in an unenviable predicament.

“To use the excuse that everyone else is doing it, that’s just not a good defense,” Loyd said. “That’s not a good reason. That’s not an acceptable reason. Some of these rules, you wish they weren’t there but the fact of the matter is they are — and they’ve got to be enforced, and they’ve got to be followed. And if you don’t, you’ll find yourself in the position the University of Mississippi athletic department has found itself.”

Ole Miss has self-imposed a one-year bowl ban for the 2017 season.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: KlubhouseKonnected on June 01, 2017, 03:07:22 pm
I just wish Auburn was as dumb (and expendable to the PtB) as Ole Miss is.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 06, 2017, 04:41:26 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/872171562178424832

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The school issued a response to the NCAA’s latest notice of allegations on Tuesday, contesting charges relating to lack of institutional control and head coach responsibility. The university also implied that a current Mississippi State player may have conspired to hurt the Ole Miss football program with his testimony during the NCAA’s investigation.

Ole Miss specifically said in its response that Freeze did not participate in any NCAA violations or look past potential “red flags.”

“(A)fter careful analysis of the testimony and supporting records,” the statement said, “the University has concluded that head football coach Hugh Freeze has met it and membership’s expectations to emphasize and promote compliance and to implement strong and comprehensive monitoring.”

The university also claims to have satisfied the NCAA’s standards for institutional control. Ole Miss claims neither of those charges are based on any new evidence of wrongdoing.

“Coach Freeze was not specifically named in any allegation in the 2016 Notice,” the school’s response said. “Without any additional investigation or rationale, however, the current Notice adds Freeze as an involved individual to one of the legacy allegations from the 2016 Notice … suggesting for the first time that the violation was committed with Freeze’s ‘knowledge and approval.’ … The University objects to the modification of this allegation.”

Ole Miss also singled out a former recruit who has been at the center of NCAA’s investigation. Multiple reports have indicated that Missisippi State LB Leo Lewis claims to have received impermissible benefits from Ole Miss boosters as a recruit.

Ole Miss claimed that the recruit “enjoyed causing the University harm,” and used one of Lewis’ tweets

(https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/f_auto,q_auto/v1496778540/Screen-Shot-2017-06-06-at-3.47.54-PM_jwuj37.png)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 06, 2017, 04:52:42 pm
https://twitter.com/DanWolken/status/872182882122563584
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on June 07, 2017, 07:36:23 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/872171562178424832

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So who is "student athlete 39"?  8)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: KlubhouseKonnected on June 07, 2017, 01:04:02 pm
So who is "student athlete 39"?  8)

L. Lewis, linebacker at Mississippi State.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 06:35:34 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/872603995868717056
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 06:45:35 am
L. Lewis, linebacker at Mississippi State.

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/872479791278174208
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 06:48:01 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/872459264564088835
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 08:29:51 am
https://twitter.com/Tom_Schad/status/872592787455315970

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Freeze said the support he has received has been “phenomenal.”

“I couldn't ask for any more from my people,” he said. “They've witnessed me closely run a program and obviously they have confidence that we're doing it the right way. We're excited to get to the next phase of it."

A reporter then asked whether Freeze is nervous about what that “next phase” might bring.

"I'm just ready to get to the next phase,” he said. “There's no nerves. Just ready to get it over with."
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 08:33:11 am
https://twitter.com/WillSammon/status/872245328338178049

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This is the story Ole Miss is now telling:

Barney Farrar? The definition of a rogue staff member, one who openly lied to his head coach about the existence of a burner phone.

The nine boosters now disassociated from the program? Ole Miss barely knew who the majority of them were, and even if they did were clearly more rogue elements with ties to Farrar.

And Leo Lewis, the former Ole Miss recruit (and current Mississippi State linebacker) whose interviews with the NCAA provided the most serious charges levied against Ole Miss? An unreliable witness whose story changes with the day, did not offer evidence and even admits to having taken $10,000 from another unnamed school.

But Hugh Freeze? Any violation he may have committed, Ole Miss suggests at one point in the response to the NCAA enforcement staff’s Notice of Allegations, was unintentional. He did everything he could to keep Ole Miss within the NCAA law, and if you don’t believe the school here’s at least 10 different character witnesses to speak on Freeze’s behalf.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: KlubhouseKonnected on June 08, 2017, 09:46:42 am
https://twitter.com/Tom_Schad/status/872592787455315970


Well no need worrying about what you can't control huh Hugh?
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: KlubhouseKonnected on June 08, 2017, 09:50:15 am
https://twitter.com/WillSammon/status/872245328338178049

https://twitter.com/WillSammon/status/872245328338178049


That's the same way you defend a well organized criminal conspiracy to commit fraud.

As long as your client was smart enough to pick his patsy out early and make sure all communication is in person or unrecorded, you have a decent shot.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2017, 10:23:17 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/873235554841899009

https://twitter.com/RivalsChase/status/873233636073635841

Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 10, 2017, 06:13:35 am
https://twitter.com/RivalsChase/status/873234792644530177

 Ralph D. Russo‏Verified account @ralphDrussoAP 17h17 hours ago

Ralph D. Russo Retweeted Chase Parham

Egg Bowl should be fun.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2017, 06:58:31 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/873914026039889920

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Scarblog: Look at the Ole Miss response to the NCAA allegations against him and the school's football program, and it leads to another conclusion: Freeze has more support at the moment from his administration than any SEC coach not named Nick Saban.

The Texas A&M AD just told the world that his head coach, Kevin Sumlin, "has to win, and he has to win this year."

Ole Miss just told the world in great detail that its head coach has won by doing things the right way and anyone who says otherwise - including the NCAA enforcement staff - is wrong.

Instead of throwing Freeze under the bus in the face of potentially crippling sanctions, Ole Miss has circled the wagons around him. Painted him as the picture of personal and professional integrity. Argued that if rules were broken, they were broken by rogue staffers and boosters, and the head coach didn't know and couldn't have known despite his best efforts to run a clean program.

Wow. Beat Saban, not once but twice, and you get supported like Saban.

Of course, the NCAA enforcement staff has a different view of Freeze...
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2017, 06:59:25 am
https://twitter.com/HKellenbergerCL/status/875386817259982850
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: ricepig on June 16, 2017, 01:39:51 pm
https://twitter.com/DannyWest1/status/875751602065461252
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2017, 02:24:03 pm
https://twitter.com/DannyWest1/status/875751602065461252

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCdDmUqVYAY4CCk.jpg)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2017, 10:41:41 am
https://twitter.com/HKellenbergerCL/status/877617400606105602
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Justifiable Hogicide on June 23, 2017, 01:00:37 pm
Ole Miss & Brother Freeze's latest response:
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2017, 02:14:21 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/880471143483879424

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Ole Miss has sold 43,941 of its public season tickets for the upcoming season. That’s down from 46,946 season tickets sold by late June for the 2016, a sell-out number the is the [sic] most the school has ever sold...

While that’s a little off pace, one could argue it’s actually a pretty strong performance given the dark cloud of an NCAA investigation looming and the lack of an opportunity to play postseason football hampering excitement.

Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork seemed to agree with that line of thinking.

“Right now, I know we’re behind where we were last year at this point in time,” Bjork told Potter. “But we’re only a few thousand away from another sellout.”

Nearly 2,000 of the 2017 season ticket sales are new customers.

Ole Miss season tickets start at $400
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2017, 05:56:07 pm
https://twitter.com/SpiritBen/status/884404341121064961
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Sivad on July 11, 2017, 01:30:06 am
Hammer Time
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2017, 07:08:48 am
https://twitter.com/HKellenbergerCL/status/885238827622825984

Ole Miss committed an unforced error it [sic] how put everything [sic] on Houston Nutt, leading to today's lawsuit.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Sivad on July 13, 2017, 04:28:58 pm
Ole Miss committed an unforced error it [sic] how put everything [sic] on Houston Nutt, leading to today's lawsuit.
When you lie down with rabid weasels.....
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 08:12:04 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/885594012324900868
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 08:22:18 am
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/885636874118811648
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 08:41:30 am
https://twitter.com/SpiritBen/status/885542180852568065
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 02:11:18 pm
https://twitter.com/RivalsChase/status/885871018182660097
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 02:52:44 pm
https://twitter.com/ScoutSteveR/status/885884708076257280

There is blood in the water and the sharks are circling.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 15, 2017, 12:50:09 pm
https://twitter.com/AntonioCMorales/status/886052145836900355

 Stuff  is about to get real

Fricking order (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B909UsP9KWC8NEljeU9WclNfY0U/view?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 15, 2017, 01:04:44 pm
 DJournalnow‏ @DJournalnow July

Freeze at Media Days: Media frozen out on talk of NCAA investigation http://ow.ly/EdlM30dD520  | Declines to answer questions on issue.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Sivad on July 15, 2017, 03:34:53 pm
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/885636874118811648
So he's Winston Churchill now?
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2017, 06:41:29 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/886732267124654080

https://twitter.com/OleMissFB/status/886697049684561920
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: runninhog on July 17, 2017, 07:10:10 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/886732267124654080

https://twitter.com/OleMissFB/status/886697049684561920

Coach Freeze is gonna seem like Theon Greyjoy before this all over.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2017, 12:50:10 pm
https://twitter.com/CoachHughFreeze/status/887292752756695040
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2017, 06:40:54 pm
https://twitter.com/AntonioCMorales/status/886052145836900355

 Stuff  is about to get real

Fricking order (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B909UsP9KWC8NEljeU9WclNfY0U/view?usp=sharing)

https://twitter.com/AntonioCMorales/status/887072433445904385
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2017, 01:17:40 pm
https://twitter.com/AntonioCMorales/status/887342413437693952
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2017, 07:00:54 am
https://twitter.com/HKellenbergerCL/status/888221581117460480

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Mistakes were, in fact, made.

Ole Miss is two weeks from the start of practice, 45 days from the start of the 2017 season and, thanks to a call to a hooker, now without its head coach.

Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday, although I’d guess that technical description is only to allow him to keep some small part of his dignity intact. He didn’t deserve it. A pattern of personal misconduct, discovered after an investigation into a January 2016 phone call to an escort service, meant that had Freeze not resigned, athletic director Ross Bjork would have fired him.

“We simply cannot accept the conduct in his personal life,” Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter said.

There’ll be no buyout, and Freeze is now running neck-and-neck with Art Briles for the dishonor of the most un-hireable man in football.

Yes, that’s right: Houston Nutt (whose lawyer found the phone call in a mountain of records) couldn’t beat Louisiana Tech, Vanderbilt or anyone else in the SEC by the end of his tenure. He sure as hell beat Hugh Freeze though.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2017, 01:25:11 pm
https://twitter.com/jeezusnextdoor/status/888821799299031040

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OXFORD — Here lies Ole Miss' football program without the coach who helped it climb to its greatest heights in recent memory.

Here the program sits without a chance to play in the postseason this fall.

So the natural question is where do the Rebels go from here after Hugh Freeze's resignation, which made for a dramatic and stunning end to his five-year tenure Thursday night.

The immediate future is centered on the field. Ole Miss opens training camp with Matt Luke as its interim coach on Aug. 2.

"The team is the focus right now," Ross Bjork, Ole Miss' athletic director, said Thursday night. "I told the football staff that the number one thing, from beginning to end, is the team and that’s all that matters."

Luke will guide the Rebels through their 12 games, but as was the case before Freeze resigned and remains so after: The future of this program will be determined by what happens off the field.

But now, the future is tied to two things — an NCAA hearing and a coaching search — instead of one. The NCAA will file its response to Ole Miss in the coming days, if it hasn't already. A hearing will be set up sometime afterward and a resolution should be reached sometime this fall.

But one of, if not the main distraction, around all of that was what would happen to Freeze? Even though it was unrelated to the NCAA case, that question has been answered. He's gone.

Convenient
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2017, 01:26:05 pm
https://twitter.com/GeorgeSchroeder/status/888494448732250113
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 24, 2017, 10:13:21 am
Ole Miss is getting hammered on Hammer Head Shark Week

https://twitter.com/OleMissFB/status/889258852243226624

Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2017, 08:54:25 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/889644492042776576
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 26, 2017, 12:07:37 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/890256750993170434
Title: Ole Miss finally releases many names of boosters tied to NCAA allegations
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2017, 04:02:10 pm
Ole Miss publicly released the names all but two of the 14 Ole Miss boosters with regards to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations

The school released the un-redacted names of the boosters and those boosters are tied over half of the Level 1, the most serious, violations. In all, the Ole Miss program has 21 alleged violations. The full, un-redacted, notice of allegations from both 2016 and 2017 are at link (https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/ole-miss-releases-names-boosters-tied-ncaa-allegations)

Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2017, 10:04:29 am
https://twitter.com/CoachPhilLongo/status/891105067755081729
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: hobhog on July 31, 2017, 10:24:11 pm
https://twitter.com/CoachPhilLongo/status/891105067755081729


True. It could not possibly get any worse....
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2017, 07:27:11 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/892507478843379712
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: KlubhouseKonnected on August 02, 2017, 11:19:28 am
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.saturdaydownsouth.com/ole-miss-football/report-two-ole-miss-players-arrested-shoplifting/amp/


They are really focused on toeing the line down there now
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Sivad on August 02, 2017, 04:12:53 pm
They are really focused on toeing the line down there now
They better quit partying and get to work.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2017, 02:47:48 pm
https://twitter.com/SpiritBen/status/893182958789591040

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Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2017, 01:01:57 pm
 Ben Garrett‏ @SpiritBen 18h18 hours ago

We're hearing Sept. 11 as the potential date for #OleMiss' COI meeting.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Inhogswetrust on August 04, 2017, 01:38:04 pm
Ben Garrett‏ @SpiritBen 18h18 hours ago

We're hearing Sept. 11 as the potential date for #OleMiss' COI meeting.

Get the popcorn ready!
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2017, 03:37:10 pm
 Parrish Alford‏ @parrishalford 2h2 hours ago

From the Mother Ship, for #OleMiss, the first step to exceeding expectations is staying together. http://www.djournal.com/sports/parrish-alford-united-roster-needed-to-win/article_caf95e47-9883-5ad1-9a01-dd7e0c37e698.html … @DJournalnow

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OXFORD

August is college football’s month of anticipation.

However, probably no team out there was more eager to get on practice field than Ole Miss. It’s where players can go to hear about run pass options or third-down defense instead of suits, sanctions and the NCAA.

August is a long, hot month. It’s a time the Rebels can use to put some bite behind their social media messages like “We’re still here,” and strengthen the bond they feel with the shared struggle of the grind.

The clear message right now is that amid the unknown of the investigation and its side effect of the forced resignation of coach Hugh Freeze is that...
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2017, 06:07:48 pm
 Ben Garrett‏ @SpiritBen 1h1 hour ago

As we reported was the case last week, #OleMiss will go in front of the COI (finally) Sept. 11 in Covington, Ky. Set for 8:30 a.m. ET.

Simple summary: #OleMiss isn't backing down, and neither is NCAA enforcement. Get popcorn. COI meeting is gonna be a fight.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2017, 05:43:49 am
Ole Miss Committee on Infractions hearing date is finally set (NCAA reply is available via this link) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/08/ole_miss_committee_on_infracti.html)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/895409072077291520/UdnhJcOj?format=jpg&name=600x314)
University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter, left, and athletic director Ross Bjork speak at a news conference about the resignation of football coach Hugh Freeze, in Oxford  Bruce Newman/Oxford Eagle

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Ole Miss will meet with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions beginning Sept. 11 in Covington, Kentucky, according to documents released by the school Wednesday.

According to the NCAA's notification letter, athletics director Ross Bjork, former assistant coaches Maurice Harris and Derrick Nix and members of the school's compliance department have been called to appear. Former head coach Hugh Freeze resigned last month, and is not named in the letter sent to Ole Miss on July 21, though he is expected to appear at the hearing on the school's behalf.

Following the COI hearing, Ole Miss officials will learn what additional penalties -- if any -- the school will receive from the NCAA. Ole Miss has already self-imposed a post-season ban for 2017 and a reduction in scholarships.

Rebels contested several of the 21 infractions charged by the NCAA, including a lack of institutional control and head coach responsibility violations by Freeze.

Ole Miss is charged with 13 Level I violations, the most serious under NCAA rules. Former football staffer Barney Farrar is charged with a coordinated campaign with boosters to arrange impermissible benefits for a number of former players and recruits, including former Rebels All-American Laremy Tunsil and current Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis.

Ole Miss opens the season Sept. 2 at home against South Alabama, and then hosts Tennessee-Martin on Sept. 9, the Saturday prior to the NCAA hearing.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2017, 09:45:10 pm
NCAA Enforcement Staff: Atmosphere at Ole Miss was ‘anything but compliant’ (https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/ncaa-enforcement-staff-atmosphere-ole-miss-anything-compliant)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/894985345338675200/_bJsGM9E?format=jpg&name=600x314)

Dennis Dodd✔@dennisdoddcbs

You never want to see from the NCAA in its reply to your school "X ... accepted $10,000 in cash in a wad of one-hundred dollar bills."
5:40 PM - Aug 10, 2017
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Sivad on August 10, 2017, 11:33:37 pm

You never want to see from the NCAA in its reply to your school "X ... accepted $10,000 in cash in a wad of one-hundred dollar bills."

The OM Rght Reverend sure went wrong.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2017, 02:55:04 pm
 Neal McCready‏ @NealMcCready 2h2 hours ago

Ole Miss defensive tackle Benito Jones has been taken to BMH-NM for precautionary spinal x-rays after a hard hit in today's scrimmage.

According to Ole Miss media relations, Jones did not lose feeling or movement in his extremities.


Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2017, 06:13:03 pm
Ole Miss investigation: Highlights from the NCAA’s response to school’s rebuttal  (http://gridironnow.com/highlights-ncaa-response-ole-miss)

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Allegation No. 9: The enforcement staff stands firm in its allegation that former assistant Chris Kiffin and former administrative staffer Barney Farrar arranged for about $2,800 in merchandise from Rebel Rags to be given to prospects Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones and Lindsey Miller, the stepfather of former player Laremy Tunsil.

The enforcement staff says that information it gleaned in interviews was “compelling and corroborative” and “showed the systematic way in which Kiffin and Farrar arranged the provision of free merchandise.”

Ole Miss has denied the allegation in its entirety, and Rebel Rags owner Terry Warren has filed a defamation lawsuit against Lewis, Jones and Miller.

Allegation No. 15: Lee Harris, owner of Funkys Pizza & Daiquiri Bar in Oxford, provided between $200 and $600 in cash payments and free food and drink to a prospect and friends and family.

The school has denied this allegation, but the enforcement staff says Harris made several statements that contradict the factual information in the record. They point to Harris’ phone records to prove he had conversations with Farrar, booster Arya Keyes, the prospect and his friends and family. These contradictions undermine Harris’ credibility, the enforcement staff says.

Harris provided documentation he says ruled out the possibility of him providing cash payments. The enforcement staff says the evidence he provided did not do that.

Allegation No. 16: A yet-unnamed booster provided between $13,000 and $15,600 to a prospect. Farrar initiated the contact and knew money was changing hands.

The school has agreed Farrar initiated the contact but says the prospect knowingly provided false information in saying he received money. In his separate response, the NCAA says Farrar disputes any knowledge of and/or involvement in this allegation.

The enforcement staff asserts that the prospect is a “credible and reliable source of information and showed himself to be materially correct and consistent regarding the information he reported.”

The enforcement staff follows that assessment by saying Farrar and the boosters “lack credibility entirely.”
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 13, 2017, 07:34:38 am
Neal McCready‏ @NealMcCready 2h2 hours ago

Ole Miss defensive tackle Benito Jones has been taken to BMH-NM for precautionary spinal x-rays after a hard hit in today's scrimmage.

According to Ole Miss media relations, Jones did not lose feeling or movement in his extremities.


 Antonio Morales‏Verified account @AntonioCMorales 17h17 hours ago

Benito Jones' mother, Juanita, said Benito is doing fine and the doctor has confirmed he is OK.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2017, 05:59:07 am
 Antonio Morales‏Verified account @AntonioCMorales 15h15 hours ago

Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled in favor of Steve Robertson and James Hendrix today, so John Doe's appeal has been dismissed. So Ole Miss has to produce the NOA without John Doe's name redacted within seven days, the ruling states.

[Six hours later]

John Doe filed another appeal, so it's headed to Mississippi Supreme Court.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on August 16, 2017, 02:44:54 pm
Ben Garrett‏ @SpiritBen 18h18 hours ago

We're hearing Sept. 11 as the potential date for #OleMiss' COI meeting.

If true, how ironic...  8)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Sivad on August 18, 2017, 11:35:15 am
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Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 20, 2017, 07:34:25 am
 Ben Garrett‏ @SpiritBen

All-new Talk of Champions, with @DanWolken: http://scout.com/college/ole-miss/Article/Dan-Wolken-joins-Ben-Garrett-to-discuss-Ole-Miss-NCAA-investigat-106207129 … | Covering as much of #OleMiss' NCAA case as we can in an hour.
 (https://twitter.com/SpiritBen/status/897875088317571072)

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Ben Garrett of the Ole Miss Spirit is joined by Dan Wolken of USA Today to discuss Ole Miss' NCAA investigative case, Leo Lewis, inconsistencies in the story, the 2013 class and much, much more.

 
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: vandybuff on August 20, 2017, 09:05:23 am
While I do not this I should link this, the Wall Street Journal has a Mississippi / Freeze piece this past week. 
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 20, 2017, 10:03:24 am
While I do not this I should link this, the Wall Street Journal has a Mississippi / Freeze piece this past week. 

This may be the one:

Andrew Beaton‏Verified account @andrewlbeaton 20h20 hours ago

Calls from Hugh Freeze's phone that raised red flags happened over several years on trips using the school plane:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/897838030786002944/O2CPwQLy?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.wsj.com/articles/hugh-freezes-ouster-at-ole-miss-linked-to-multiple-recruiting-trips-1502896100)

 Dan Wolken‏Verified account @DanWolken 19h19 hours ago

No big revelations in the WSJ story on Freeze, but another interesting element that the calls matched up with recruiting trips.

 Dan Wolken‏Verified account @DanWolken 13h13 hours ago

Dan Wolken Retweeted Tyler Wilson

Any coach who’s been around the block knows if they recruit outside the historical norm for their school, it’s going raise red flags.

Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 23, 2017, 08:44:46 pm
 Dan Wolken‏Verified account @DanWolken

If the COI goes off without a hitch on Sept. 11, I’d put the window for a ruling in that Nov. 17-24 range. Cutting it close to hiring season


 Neal McCready‏ @NealMcCready Aug 22

Neal McCready Retweeted Dan Wolken

If the COI wraps up on Sept. 13 as planned, eight weeks (assuming I'm counting right) is Nov. 8. That's the stated timeframe.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2017, 05:27:26 am
 SEC Network‏Verified account @SECNetwork

Get your #FinsUp!

The @OleMissFB Preview Show. Tonight 8 PM/ET.
 (https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/900861546795900928)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on August 29, 2017, 04:58:17 am
Ole Miss interim coach Matt Luke on team: ‘They haven’t wavered. They’ve been through a lot’
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/902246379078258688/hl1U1Ih6?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/ole-miss-interim-coach-matt-luke-team-havent-wavered-theyve-lot)

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It’s been a loud offseason for Ole Miss’ football program — an NCAA investigation, Hugh Freeze’s resignation and all of the national attention that has negatively affected the Rebels in recruiting.

But now, it’s time to play football. And Ole Miss interim coach Matt Luke is impressed with the way his team handled the eventful offseason, praising them during his appearance on The Paul Finebaum Show.

“I think these guys, they haven’t wavered,” Luke said. “They’ve been through a lot, and I think it’s brought them closer together.”

While most talk surrounding Ole Miss isn’t about the actual on-field product, perhaps a surprise season from the Rebels could shift that attention.

“These guys came here to play football, that’s what they want to do. I think we can use some of that as motivation,” Luke said. “Kind of put the noise behind them and do what they came here to do.”
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Matt Burks on August 31, 2017, 12:02:11 pm
And then there's this: http://http://www.dailywire.com/news/20489/ole-miss-cancels-greek-life-retreat-after-students-emily-zanotti
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: southeasthog on August 31, 2017, 12:45:41 pm
And then there's this: http://http://www.dailywire.com/news/20489/ole-miss-cancels-greek-life-retreat-after-students-emily-zanotti
I would love to say I'm surprised but sadly this has become all too common for people to see racist acts where none exists.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: kodiakisland on August 31, 2017, 02:02:06 pm
I would love to say I'm surprised but sadly this has become all too common for people to see racist acts where none exists.

Sounds like a campus full of snowflakes.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on September 02, 2017, 01:07:46 pm
 Ben Garrett‏ @SpiritBen

All-new Talk of Champions, with @TTuberville: http://scout.com/college/ole-miss/Article/Ben-Garrett-is-joined-by-former-Ole-Miss-head-coach-Tommy-Tuberv-106719055 … | Pulling #OleMiss out of probation, pine box, Ole Miss future, etc.
 (https://twitter.com/SpiritBen/status/903603352411525122)

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Ben Garrett of the Ole Miss Spirit is joined by former Rebel head coach Tommy Tuberville to discuss the challenge of the next permanent Ole Miss head coach in pulling the program out of probation, as he did in 1994, as well as his pine box comments, the recruitment of Deuce McAllister, the 'Payback' game, conflict between Tuberville and former athletics director Pete Boone and much, much more.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2017, 02:24:54 pm
 Neal McCready‏ @NealMcCready

My column from Ole Miss 47, South Alabama 27:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/904227097073332225/KG-zSCD9?format=jpg&name=800x419) (https://twitter.com/NealMcCready/status/904227096372838400)

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OXFORD — Matt Luke won his debut as Ole Miss’ interim head coach Saturday, leading Ole Miss to a 47-27 win over South Alabama.

It was a night Luke and his family will never forget, a day full of emotions culminating in a win for a really good man who has dedicated most of his life to Ole Miss. For Luke himself, Saturday was a day full of emotions. By the end of his first game, his voice was shot, his emotions visible when he was asked a question about his father’s role in his life and his career.

“It was a great night,” Luke said. “It was a lot of fun getting your first win under your belt. There were a lot of emotions early but once the game kicked off, I kind of settled into it. …It was very emotional coming through the Grove, very emotional coming out onto the field for the first time, but it was very, very special.”

When the game ended, the team assembled in front of the north end zone to sing the alma mater with what was left of the student section. A weary fan base finally got an opportunity to cheer.

But what did we learn?

Realistically, not much. South Alabama is better than UT-Martin, which will roll into Vaught-Hemingway next Saturday, but the Jaguars didn’t present anything resembling the tests that will eventually be administered to the Rebels. California won at North Carolina Saturday, and the trip to Berkeley looks more daunting now than it did in the preseason. Vanderbilt whipped Middle Tennessee. Alabama manhandled Florida State. You know the rest. There aren’t many breathers after next week’s cupcake.

What was important for Ole Miss Saturday was the Rebels played football and played well enough to win easily. A program that has endured a summer one wouldn’t wish on his/her worst enemy emerged to begin a new season with a good feeling.

None of the kids wearing red on gray on the field Saturday night caused the NCAA woes that hang over the program this fall. Luke’s name is nowhere to be found in the notice of allegations Ole Miss will have to address in Covington, Kentucky, in eight days.

Adversity looms, both on and off the field. Everyone around the program knows that. Uncertainty is a constant companion this fall. Everyone is cognizant of that as well. Enthusiasm around town Saturday was mostly forced or non-existent.

On Saturday night, however, at least for one night, all of that potential disaster and all of those anxious thoughts were pushed to the back burner, a least a little bit.

A native son fulfilled a lifelong dream. A star quarterback and his touted receiving corps did their thing. The Rebels won.

“I told the players in the locker room after the game, it’s not about me,” Luke said. “It’s about us as a family and doing things together. Nobody cares who gets the credit. We have a blue-collar mentality. These kids have been through a lot and I want to make sure the credit goes to them.”

In a season where wins aren’t guaranteed and significant loss is certainly possible, Ole Miss enjoyed a nice moment. For one night, that was enough.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2017, 08:17:45 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

WATCH: Fight breaks out between what appear to be Ole Miss fans at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/902905360192864256/T9HTIfm8?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/904475886568734722)

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It’s not entirely clear who is upset with who or for what reason, but certainly some punches are thrown. It gets especially intense about halfway through when some of them appear to gang up on the kid in the jersey. He then gets up and begins kicking near the top of the stands with security nowhere in sight.

Meanwhile, as is usually the case, everyone is trying to hold everyone else back but by the time the video begins the whole scene has escalated past that point. Even worse are the girls involved in the middle of it telling all the guys to stop when nobody is listening. The video cuts off without cooler heads prevailing as people continue to fall over the bleachers.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on September 09, 2017, 12:45:59 pm
 Ben Garrett‏ @SpiritBen

All-new Talk of Champions, with @davidbrandtAP: http://scout.com/college/ole-miss/Article/Ben-Garrett-and-Kentrell-Lockett-are-joined-by-David-Brandt-to-d-107053280 … | UT-Martin, #OleMiss' upcoming meeting with the COI and more.
 (https://twitter.com/SpiritBen/status/905777683803418624)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on September 13, 2017, 04:59:48 am
 Ben Garrett‏ @SpiritBen

Tuberville was the last coach to pull #OleMiss out of NCAA probation. Over 20 years later, program faces similar ?s.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/907693482776698881/ZG_0V7F4?format=jpg&name=144x144_2) (https://twitter.com/SpiritBen/status/907693481035956225)

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The last time the Ole Miss football program was placed on NCAA probation was 1994.

Over 20 years later, the Rebels are staring down a similar fate.

Ole Miss this week finally went in front of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions following a near-half decade investigative process. The committee will issue a final ruling in 6-8 weeks, if not longer. Ole Miss self-imposed a one-year bowl ban for the 2017 season in attempt to mitigate penalties.

Uncertainty will remain as the COI begins deliberations over the next few months, with the program’s short and long-term futures hanging in the balance. Will the committee hold at a one-year postseason ban, or will Ole Miss receive another year? If the latter, will current players be allowed to transfer without penalty? Will there be additional scholarship reductions? Ole Miss offered up double-digit scholarships in its response to the original Notice of Allegations, as well as the amended notice.

Tommy Tuberville dealt with many of the same questions when he was named Ole Miss head coach Dec. 4, 1994. At the time of the hire, Ole Miss had yet to receive its sanctions. But once they came down, they were harsh — now considered among the worst ever handed down by the NCAA. The verdict: Four years of probation, two-year postseason ban, one-year TV ban, loss of 24 scholarships and a reduction of official recruiting visits from 56 to 40.

“It was tough. I can remember after about the first two months going, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ I didn’t really realize how bad it was going to be because we had not received our sanctions,” Tuberville said. “Coming from Texas A&M and Miami (Fla.), heck, I hadn’t lost five games in 10, 12 years. Coming into that situation, it was tough. I didn’t know a lot about probation, I didn’t know a lot about sanctions. When they took our scholarships away from us — half of them for two years — that was really a shock.

“But the big thing was/is, too, is as soon as you go on probation, other schools came in like thieves in the night. They set up hotel rooms and started interviewing our players, and they can do that. We were very fortunate. To my recollection, I think we lost two. Our coaches did a good job of selling the program over — telling them what we’re going to do, how we’re going to do it, how we’re going to overcome the obstacles in front of us. We had to re-sell the football players on the team first, and then we went out and started recruiting 13 scholarships for the first two years, which wasn’t a whole lot. It was some tough times. But Ole Miss was great. The people were outstanding. They wanted the program to survive. Just in a four-year period when we got there, we were averaging 19,000 a game. When we left, we were averaging almost 50,000 a game. That was because of the fans. They wanted a football program and they wanted it to be strong. They supported us 110 percent. The coaches did a great job, the administration was behind us and we set everything up. I was really proud of everything that went on there for four years. We weren’t great, but we survived and went to a bowl game or two and had a lot of fun.”

Ole Miss’ fate won’t be known for a while, but rumors and speculation are sure to run rampant. And the possibility, however likely or remote, of current players on the roster potentially transferring is sure to act as an unavoidable cloud looming overhead.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on September 24, 2017, 09:18:55 am
In this edition of Talk of Champions, Ben Garrett of the Ole Miss Spirit and Rebel great Kentrell Lockett open the mailbag to answer listener questions, as well as dive into the math about previous programs that dealt with postseason bans. (http://scout.com/college/ole-miss/Article/Ben-Garrett-and-Kentrell-Lockett-answer-listener-questions-in-an-107729519)
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2017, 06:03:51 am
 Antonio Morales‏Verified account @AntonioCMorales

If Ole Miss is going to string together some wins, this upcoming three-game home stretch would be the time
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/916779003486273538/RwvAQf1z?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/AntonioCMorales/status/916779002924294144)

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With a three-game homestand coming up, if the Rebels are realistically going save their season, now is the time.

"Awesome, home-field advantage ... getting to go through The Grove, it's going to be huge," Matt Luke said after Ole Miss' 44-23 loss to Auburn Saturday. "This is big, it'll be big for us. ... Our team needs to show up and we need to defend our home."

The fact the games are Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, where Ole Miss is 2-0 this season, is nice for the Rebels, but they're helped more by which teams those games are against.

The stretch starts with a game against Vanderbilt, which has lost three consecutive games —

After that is Arkansas...

Ole Miss opened up as a favorite against Vandy.
Title: Pat Forde: NCAA not expected to release Ole Miss decision until after Egg Bowl
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2017, 05:18:11 am
Forde stated that he does not expect NCAA to release its decision until at least after the Egg Bowl, the Rebels’ annual rivalry game against Mississippi State that takes place on Thursday, Nov. 23 (https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/pat-forde-ole-miss-ncaa-decision)

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Rebels already face a self-imposed bowl ban this season, while the NCAA could come down with more actions, including loss of scholarships and possibly vacating of wins from the Freeze tenure.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2017, 05:03:25 am
 Annie Costabile‏Verified account @AnnieCostabile

Ole Miss’ NCAA ruling to come Friday.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/936244944150212608/ZsqYjMYi?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/AnnieCostabile/status/936247891441737728)

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Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told the Clarion Ledger that the university received its 24-hour notice of an NCAA Committee on Infractions ruling Thursday morning.

A years-long NCAA investigation resulted in 21 allegations, including 15 Level I violations, against Ole Miss’ football program. The university will receive the committee’s ruling at 8:30 a.m. Friday and the decision will be made public later in the morning.

Other involved at-risk parties, such as Hugh Freeze, Barney Farrar and Chris Kiffin, will be informed of the decision and any penalties at the same time as Ole Miss.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: ThisTeetsTaken on December 01, 2017, 10:14:17 am
They are getting a two year bowl ban and reduced scholarships.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: RazorChuck on December 01, 2017, 01:41:35 pm
It couldn't happen to a lower form of life.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: RazorChuck on December 01, 2017, 01:42:15 pm
Should have happened sooner
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: TexHog188 on December 01, 2017, 04:18:43 pm
I feel they got off light.  Should have gotten a 5 year ban from football across the board.  Boosters apparently get no penalty, so take football away from them, then they will feel it.  Let the players transfer, except those that took benefits.  Those should forfeit their eligibility for football and be allowed to continue their education at Ole Miss per their scholarship.  Make them just regular students.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: DeltaBoy on December 01, 2017, 05:21:44 pm
Boom.
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: Pulled(PP)pork on December 01, 2017, 05:34:26 pm
(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/plastic-hammer-2181534.jpg)

yup, they got the hammer


PP
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2017, 07:13:28 pm
NCAA penalties could have been far worse for Ole Miss in this way: Kellenberger (http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/columnists/kellenberger/2017/12/01/ncaa-penalties-could-have-been-far-worse-ole-miss-football-hugh-freeze-ross-bjork/912717001)

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Oxford Eagle printed Friday morning with a one-word headline — HAMMERED — at the font size once reserved for the winning of world wars. One of the local liquor stores put yard signs out front telling customers to come in and “get more hammered than Ole Miss football did.”

Bjork was as angry as I have seen him in public in the nearly six years he has been an AD.

“We are shocked that they found (MSU linebacker Leo Lewis, the NCAA’s star witness) credible,” Bjork said at one point.

So no, the NCAA’s handing out of penalties to Ole Miss football on Friday for a five-year investigation into academic fraud, booster misconduct and the paying of one player did not go over well in Oxford.

The overall sum of the penalties is bad — Ole Miss will miss two-straight bowl seasons (and an estimated $16 million in bowl payouts), end up with 13 scholarships reduced and have had its name and reputation dragged through every bit of the mud. But of everything that was announced Friday the only part new to Ole Miss was the second-year bowl ban.

NCAA’s biggest punishment in all of this may end up being the length of the investigation, and its ripple effects. This whole thing has taken five years, affected multiple recruiting classes and took a program off the high of a Sugar Bowl and descended it into SEC mediocrity.

Ole Miss does deserve some responsibility for this thing going on as long as it did —
Title: Re: Ole Miss is getting hammered
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2017, 06:41:03 am
(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/plastic-hammer-2181534.jpg)

yup, they got the hammer


PP

 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports
18h18 hours ago

The NCAA dropped the hammer on Ole Miss.

Here's what we know: https://trib.al/y6I2XVV
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP-vQyzW0AE7Tai.jpg)
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NCAA on Friday dropped the hammer on Ole Miss.

According to the public report released Friday morning, the NCAA gave Ole Miss an additional postseason ban for 2018, stripped the school of two additional scholarships, put it on probation until Nov. 30, 2020 and forced the vacation of wins. Ole Miss had already self-imposed a bowl ban for 2017, along with a reduction of 11 scholarships over a total of four years (the total is now 13 after Friday's penalties).

In addition, former head coach Hugh Freeze was given a two-game conference suspension should he be hired before Nov. 30, 2018. Two former Freeze staffers, Barney Farrar and Chris Kiffin received show-cause penalties, meaning if they are hired before those expire, the school must appear before the Committee on Infractions.

Farrar received five years, while Kiffin -- now defensive coordinator at Florida Atlantic -- got two years. Two staffers from the Houston Nutt era were also given show-cause penalties: David Saunders received eight years, while Chris Vaughn got five years.

Ole Miss was also fined $179,797 and must vacate all regular-season and postseason wins in which ineligible players competed. Boosters involved in the case must be disassociated.

Players who will be seniors in 2018 may transfer to other schools without having to sit out a year. That list includes wide receiver DeMarkus Lodge, offensive lineman Javon Patterson, defensive lineman Breeland Speaks and cornerback Ken Webster, but not quarterback Shea Patterson, offensive lineman Greg Little or wide receiver A.J. Brown, all of whom are true sophomores.

Ole Miss will appeal the 2018 bowl ban.

Ole Miss was charged with 21 violations -- 15 of them considered major, with some dating back to the Nutt era (2008-11), but most related to Freeze's tenure. Among the allegations are improper benefits given to former All-America offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and -- most spectacularly -- allegations of thousands of dollars in cash and other merchandise given to former recruit Leo Lewis, who now plays at Mississippi State (Ole Miss disputed, or flat-out denied, many of the charges).

Freeze resigned in July for personal conduct reasons tangentially related to the NCAA case...