Monday, July 24, 2017

As the Rebel Turns

Neal McCready is tweeting that Ole Miss received the NCAA's reply to Ole Miss's response to the amended notice of allegations last Friday. 

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does it seem like there are way too many football obsessed, too much time on their hands grown up kids who act as reporters for Ole Miss football. Aside from the newspaper reporters who actually get money for reporting, there appears to be dozens of bloggers who basically all report the same thing. Yet, none of them actually break news. Rather, they report what the university gives them. Almost seems kinda communistic. They all report the same stuff, so why so many? Neal McCready, Yancy Porter, Ben Garrett, Chuck Rounsaville, to name just a few. It just seems weird to me. But, maybe because I'm not obsessed with 20 year olds smashing into each other.

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaannnddd let me guess the Rebel response: "We will self impose a coaching ban for the first half of our game against Presbyterian Blue Hose, of which Assistant Coach Luke will coach the first half followed by Coach Freeze coaching the team for the second half. This will allow Coach Freeze to bless the cups of Dr. Pepper handed out by Larry the Dr. Pepper guy in the stands during the first half."

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, there used to be more. These fan sites are getting consolidated all the time. 24/7 and Scout just consolidated this month into a conglomerate owned by CBS. The advent of Facebook and Twitter actually killed off some of them.

But yes, you are correct that there are a ton of these grown men with careers as internet journalists. Thousands of football-crazed Mississippians paying $99/year to read why their team is better than the other team allows for it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah 3:31...your "so not obsessed" with everything Ole Miss that you can name every major Ole Miss website writer/contributor for every Ole Miss dedicated website as you say "just to name a few".

For some reason..."that just seems weird to me"! :D

Anonymous said...

3:31, It’s just you. :) Those of us outside of Mississippi are looking on in amazement as Ole Miss spirals downward like young Bayard Sartoris in his airplane with the wings ripped off and shouting, “I am relevant! I am relevant!”

Anonymous said...

@3:31: The blogger who broke the story that lead to Freeze being fired seemed to break some news...

I mean, are you serious? A blogger just brought Hugh Freeze down (with the help of Houston Nutt's attorney, Thomas Mars).

Anonymous said...

"But, maybe because I'm not obsessed with 20 year olds smashing into each other."

Yeah, several years ago I realized that dealing with all this stuff was a huge waste of time. Once you reach a point of genuine apathy about these kids playing a game, it seems silly to see grown adults either ecstatically gloating over or bitterly bemoaning the latest good or bad news regarding their rival.

I'm always glad to see a hypocrite exposed, and Freeze apparently was one, so good news there I suppose. But at the end of the day it just doesn't matter very much, and it seems silly to make this stuff a central focus of your life. Try filling your life with some more substantive stuff would be my advice.

Anonymous said...

Steve Robertson has been the only accurate and diligent reporter on this. Kingfish has done a good job since he recently got involved. The Clarion Ledger and the Tupelo paper just repeated whatever Ole Miss told them, so they now look like the fools that they are. The Clarion Ledger should be absolutely embarrassed by their coverage. And I mean embarrassed to the point where they fire people.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize Dan Wolken was a blogger. Think he actually gets paid to uncover stories, not regurgitate what is passed out by university.

Anonymous said...

I am a Ms. State graduate. I don't like this constant bashing of Freeze !!! He has admitted his faults (I am sure he sugar coated it as all of us would). He is suffering and I don't like to see people suffer. I say forgive him and hope he recovers from this trauma. He has a wife and girls that I am sure love him. They are suffering with every post. I truly hope he and his family recover from this. He and they have a tough row to hoe in front of them. The one real problem I see is that the "Chancellor" and AD obviously have known about these problems for some time, or they never would have imposed the harsh internal sanctions if they were left in the dark.

Anonymous said...

Attn. 4:01 "several years ago I stopped dealing with this stuff" WHY ARE YOU STILL DEALING WITH THIS STUFF!!!! Do you know how to spell hypocrite or did you not take spelling in college.

Anonymous said...

What seems odd to me is that many universities make a killing off their football teams. Without football colleges would have to concentrate on things like job placement, graduate success, the ridiculous cost, the rantings of idiot professors, etc. As long as you have a football team to be proud of who cares that you will spend decades trying to earn enough to pay off student loans.

Cornoyer said...

Why are they keeping a lid on Freeze's "pattern of conduct?" You know every reporter in the region is trying to break the story on his actual indiscretions.

Anonymous said...

6:08 - What a solipsistic opinion to have.

Hugh Freeze is a sociopath who helped fuel a sex trade that uses girls not much older than his own daughters as de facto slaves in many cases. He's a cheater who denied players from other teams a fair chance. He's a hypocrite who made himself rich by wrapping himself in the Christian flag, knowing he'd likely get caught one day and undermine the faith of those who looked up to him.

He's a scumbag. And the consequences of his sin don't disappear because he and his family feel bad. Modern Christianity teaches that we should worry solely about the sinner, their family, and their own internal spiritual reconciliation. What a self-absorbed, narcissistic thing to believe.

Until Freeze takes real steps to atone to the real victims of his actions, I really don't care about his suffering. Until then, he needs and deserves to be mocked.

Anonymous said...

I say we combine UM and State into one school and move it to Rankin County, between Jellystone Park and the defunct "2 flags over Pelahatchie" with mascot... Colonel Catfish & the Kudzu Cud Chewers. Now that would be a football powerhouse!

Anonymous said...

I see UM's smear campaign of the sacrificial lamb is working as planned. If you think he was the only one, I've got ocean front property to sell you in Oxford--beach access and everything.

Where are those pesky Russian hackers when you need them to ramshackle and own UM's network?
Oh, lord---the stories we could tell while so many of those crooks are sitting in jail.

Anonymous said...

You know 7:35, I completely agree with you. He deserves all that is coming his way for his sanctimony and posturing. Until there is regret, reconciliation and repair, he is a dick. Those who are still swigging his Kool-Aid are idiots. Just mindless idiots. You can not fix that mentality, or lack thereof.

Anonymous said...

He is a member at Pinelake Church

I imagine the church will take disciplinary action against him. Deny him the benefits of the church until he has had ample time to reflect on his sin and openly repents.

Who am I kidding, theres a better chance they put him in the pulpit again within a year. And he will grace the cover of Metro Christian Living with a redemption story.

Might end up coaching at one of the big three private high schools in the Jackson area.


Anonymous said...

I'm just glad that my Dan Mullens and my dawgs keep their noses clean in recruiting. When we sign a 4 or 5 star it's only because they want to win championships.

Anonymous said...

7:35 is my kind of people. 8:23, you are so right. The Beaver will likely partner with Dicky Scruggs on the "Redemption Tour", even though Scruggs strikes me as more of an Anglican Church kind of guy.

Between that Karma women and those chickens, it looks to get ugly for the entire bunch. Always one consistent theme, fraud is at every turn.

Anonymous said...

Freeze is no longer Ole Miss's problem. He is gone. All the MSU faithful can stop gloating and celebrating a man's downfall? If MS U put as much energy and emphasis on their own team as they do Ole Miss, they may could do better than 5-7 like they did last year.

Anonymous said...

This is the best Shark Week ever!

Anonymous said...

9:53 With all of this rain, be careful you don't drown with your head that deep in the sand. With the plantation out of business, maybe we can get back to being ranked #1 in the nation and having 10 win seasons...

Anonymous said...

A new report by ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reveals that Nutt’s attorney was pointed to the [Hugh Freeze] call by a Mississippi State writer.

Anonymous said...

Just think if Freeze's "pattern of conduct" was passed on to him by Nutt in the form of allowing players to use his University issued cell phone when out of town just to keep their record clean?

Anonymous said...

Its seems bizarre that Vitter would name a head coach who was listed as an offender in the NOA. If I was the NCAA I'm not sure I would interpret that as a program that has received the message.

Anonymous said...

Hugh talked way to much about his relationship with Christ for me to be sympathetic with him, although I'm not believing those calls was him getting laid. I still think he was getting the recruits some leg and not him.

Anonymous said...

11:06
Thank goodness for the MSU writer that finally shone some light on the lying dirtbag ex-coach for Ole Miss!!

Anonymous said...

If true, when can we expect to see a copy obtained by the KingFish

Anonymous said...

MSU be careful what you wish for....what goes around comes around. I hope your coach doesn't slip.

Kingfish said...

10:35, if you've been reading this site for a long time, you already know the answer.

Anonymous said...

@10:38 We're still waiting on all this stuff we have been told "wait until the NCAA comes to Starkville" and the Leo Lewis tapes that supposedly have his mom asking for money. You can bet your sweet ass if anyone closely related to that school outside of Batesville had that tape, it would be given to Flounder Kellenburger so he could finally report on something. #itdontexist

Anonymous said...

I wonder what evidence of moral turpitude was found on Freeze's university-owned computer?

That is, if he had one and if anyone in authority has bothered to look.

Anonymous said...

Why was blogger Dan Wolken's opinion piece on the front page of the Clarion Liar as news? Sam R. Hall's lack of editorial skills are shown once again. Everything he thinks seems to make it to the front page along with the dramatic images.

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen much coverage on the irony of Houston Nutt's departure from Arkansas:

http://www.espn.com/college-football/news/story?id=3128404
"Razorbacks supporters have been split in their opinion of Nutt since the controversy over the coach's recruiting and use of local stars Mitch Mustain and Damian Williams, the quarterback and wide receiver who transferred to USC after the 2006 season. Not only that, but an Arkansas fan acquired Nutt's cell-phone records through the Freedom of Information Act."

http://www.espn.com/espnmag/story?id=3620040
"...Houston Nutt and Danny Nutt had with booster Teresa Prewett between Nov. 1, 2006 and Feb. 28, 2007 … including e-mails, letters, records of phone calls, text messages."
"...2,104 texts exchanged between Nutt and one number, including: 56 on one day, 32 between midnight and 2 a.m.; 16 on Thanksgiving Day; 50 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; and one sent just 19 minutes before the Capital One Bowl. It had to be Prewett, McAfee thought. When he called the number, he got the voice mail of … Donna Bragg? The local news anchor? Why was Nutt calling her?" "gossip alleging an affair between Bragg and Nutt."

https://deadspin.com/249866/249866/ever-wonder-who-houston-nutt-talks-to-todays-your-lucky-day

Anonymous said...


I can remember seeing Johnny Vaught, on several occasions, escorting a young woman into a stock brokers apartment---it was just the two of them and no one else was there---what do you think was going on ???
This took place in Gulfport, MS in 1973/1974.

I also saw several prominent "Christian" business men from Jackson escorting the same young lady into the same apartment. This kind of stuff has been going on since time began---I see a few of these guys every Sunday setting with their families in Church---WOW---I think to my self---what a POS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Attn 12:43 If this apartment tenant was who I think it was, he eventually served time in a federal or state prison. Is it?

Anonymous said...

Let He Hugh Has Not Sinned Cast the First Stone.

Anonymous said...


To 2:16,

I do not know who you could be talking about---the owner of this apartment complex was to smart to end up in jail---unless there is a Morality Jail that I don't know about. The point of the comment was to say that sex & money is the driving force of any man I know---all the other items, faults, religion, education and power are in second place. FREEZE GOT CAUGHT !!!!

Anonymous said...

12:43 - There were a lot of prominent "Christian" men, many a legislature and lawyer, who constantly escorted that same young lady into that apartment. A few people can tell you about the book that young lady kept on her successful business ran out of that apartment. It was never published but there are several copies floating around.

Anonymous said...


2;43, I could tell you facts about many people that play at being Christian men, I could write a book about it---no need for me to say anything else other than Pu--y rules the world, always has and always will !!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The point is there is a 'moral turpitude' clause in Freeze's contract. I wonder if Vaught even HAD a contract. Who cares about the Christian men mentioned. Every Deacon Dicks somebody (notice I didn't say 'some woman'). Freeze violated his contract and that saved the school multiple millions.

Cig Hile said...

Have to wonder about the implication of Freeze's calls across state lines or if any individuals involved with sucha number traveled across state lines for one reason or another. That's what Freeze and UM SHOULD be worried about.

Anonymous said...

apparently Freeze had a weakness. he got caught. he is paying the price.

Interestingly quite a few unbiased people are defending him as a coach and person (have not heard from his wife) and a lot of former UM players are unanimous in their surprise about all of this. Now that Freeze is gone, the NCAA has bigger game to chase. Yeah, they'll pop Ole Miss a bit more than UM wanted, but all this stuff about hookers for players and the death penalty is wishful thinking.

J Vaute said...

The whole situation with Freeze, sanctions and boosters is playing out perfectly. Every time they turn around, another shoe or bombshell will drop and there will be another round of "Hotty Toddy" and "I stand with the Rebels" posts. Pretty silly but UM fans somehow see this as a crusade rather than a charade.

Anonymous said...

2:56 those chapters have already been written. I think it is at volume 8 on the Christian men you know or sit in church with. 6th graders can tell you it is about $ and T&A. 2:16 many clients of that young lady are being haunted in different ways by their greed and hypocrisy. Others think they have a secret and no one remembers. Funny thing about the young lady's book is what is in it is the least of their shame. The apartment owner is answering to a higher court.

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