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It certainly seems like he's doing everything he can to make sure he's not the only blue-chipper who inks with the Rebels.
Cameron Sims lands Alabama offer; Auburn flips another
Wife's family knows Hugh Freeze well. They attend church with his family. I think he is going to build a really good program in Oxford. I don't buy the buying players bit.
If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, gotta knnow the password... Roll Tide Roll....
Come on man !! He may be a good coach but ole miss does not get all these 5 stars after beating Pitt in a lower bowl !
It's my opinion. I suppose it is easier to rationalize that he just has to be cheating.
These people talking about $ have no clue. Freeze is a good coach, with a good staff, at a school that while not great, can certainly appeal to a large swath of kids. Add a kid like RN recruiting for you, and it creates a lot of momentum.
I highly doubt they get a lot of these more national players (Adams, Tunsil, etc), but they're doing a lot of good things right now.
To posters like this I ask are we cheating? Because to anyone outside of our program it may appear that we are especially to northern schools.
(3) 5*, (4) 4*, (15) 3*
1 five star guy from MS. All 4 star guys from MS or Memphis. 13 total players from MS or Memphis. 2 of the remaining 5 star guys that they have a legit shot with are Jones and Conner from MS. The other is RN and he is just following his brother. I think they are just riding a fluke year with a lot of elite talent in MS staying home to play ball.
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Pretty pathetic when fans of the top program in the country have to resort to it, given how much ridicule we throw at other fan bases for explaining away our success with the same excuses.
Just because high caliber athletes choose a different school other than Alabama does not mean that they are cheating. Talented athletes want to play with other talented athletes, we see it happen all the time.
Totally agree.... No one ever said we have the smartest posters on here....
This post was edited by agourlay 18 months ago
Let me directly contradict you. someone I trust implicitly was accidentally given info from an OM Booster that they were very active in assisting Freeze & Co.
I really don't buy the over the top cheating claims. With the talent they have considering them if they were cheating then their method of hiding it is to be completely wide open in your face blatant with it. I also find it hard to believe that in 2013 in the SEC there are boosters that are not only playing players but openly discussing it with people from other fan bases
I know his brother and can attest that they are a good family with integrity... So I agree with this assertion
On another note... Just another tidbit I heard from someone that is in pretty close with CHF... From Coach Freeze...
Alabama recruiting is a machine... They have people everywhere selling their program. Their on the field success also makes it difficult to recruit against in head to head battles.
You may very well be right. Someone I trust, that rarely comments on such matters, but really, really has great info, has said it is not the coaches that may be offerring extra benefits. It is more along the lines of boosters. He said that what is going on over there now is unprescedented. Again, he said it was not the coaches, but it is going on.
This post was edited by LuckyB 18 months ago
When I watched OM play last year the team played heart and fire! Freeze has provided an atmosphere of expectation in that program that was not there before. Those players bought into what he was preaching.
If I saw it then some of y'all must have seen it. Should it really come as any surprise that their recruiting would improve as well???
Is that like when Nixon was threatened with impeachment and resigned, thus unpresidenting himself?
Did you know it's possible for boosters of schools to be paying recruits without the head coach even being aware? I hear its happened before.
3 out of the last 4 BCS Natty's, 5 first rounders last year alone and more than 10 in the last 3 years. Yeah, your post makes a lot of sense.
This happens every where. To what extent is a bit different. Giving the kids some money to go out on the weekend or get some groceries for the week is no big deal. They deserve stuff like that. Someone is paying their cell phone bill bc their parents can't afford to get them one. Who cares. When you start offering life changing amounts of money and pulling academic strings is when it is wrong. 180 grand is wrong. And 250k house in California is wrong. Hell, would you rather our boosters give a kid 100 bucks to take a girl on a date on the weekend or have nick saban offer a kid's teammate a $40k scholarship just so we get a good player. Don't be naive people.
They may be paying, I don't know. I still just think it was the perfect storm.
I don't count Connor or RKim because those were circumstantial gimmes.
The others, defensive player from Illinois was between them and miss St, so some draw to Mississippi. Treadwell knew he would be the star of an upcoming SEC team in a system he liked. Look how much Moncrief was talked about, he figures that will be him.
Clemson gets big recruits all the time and nobody is screaming over them. What is the difference in them and ole miss really.
Take away the two gimme 5 stars and nobody thinks anything, but with them and a coupl good recruiting jobs all he'll must be breaking loose down there.
I dont think they are cheating but I dont think they get RN without his brother already being there. I think he will build a good program but I dont think they will keep in going like bama, lsu and schools like that.
LOL, yeah I guess so. As you get older, sometimes you really need to use spell check, and I did not.
Sounds like Bama fans to me. Someone else having success? They have to be cheating. Only Bama is allowed to have success. In before Yahoo article post
"Because Bama now sucks just like FSU used to suck when we were getting dominated by OU. Does it make sense now?"- Sliger (FSU Fan)
I just think he is a good young coach with some ace recruiters. I just don't care to trash Ole Miss because A) I root for them when they don't play Bama and B) I think its a simple way for ppl to explain it. Hugh loves Ole Miss and I think his enthusiasm for OM shows in what he is doing there
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