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Don Draper's response...
Same could have been said about Bama in '07. Yes it is odd for Ole Miss but that doesn't have to mean they're cheating.
"Same could have been said about Bama in '07"?! FOR THE LOVE....!!!!
2007 Nick Saban was LIGHT YEARS more accomplished (rebuilt 2 BCS Programs, 2 SEC and 1 Nat'l Title) than FREEZE is! Saban was recruiting to the Bryant Museum, 12 National and 21 SEC Championships, while Freeze is recruiting to WHAT?!
Get some perspective guys... It's apples to oranges, guys!
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.
This. It is one year of recruiting success.
"Hey, hey, hey. A life. A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come."
yeah lets not forget this one.
remember former Indiana stud DE Montez Robinson ? neither do I (because he's burried on the Georgia depthchart next to the waterboy & longsnapper).
but it looks good on paper.
do you remember the last 4 Aub classes ? better yet the 40% of signees that didnt make it past their 1st year ? again neither do I.
This post was edited by Crimson_Ghost 15 months ago
I have no opinion on whether Ole Miss is cheating or not. Not in my wheel house. However you guys that are defending Ole Miss by equating Hugh Freeze with Nick Saban circa Jan 2008 are plum loco.
The reasons have been listed in other posts but the silliness of that assertion needs to be pointed out frequently. As far as I can tell, the biggest similarities are that they were both entering their second year at an SEC west program that had been moribund for years. That makes Freeze (and Saban) equivalent to Gerry DiNardo (LSU) in 96, Ed Orgeron (Ole Miss) in 2006, Mike Shula (Alabama) in 2004, or maybe Bear Bryant (Alabama) in 1959. I can see the equivalency among all of those coaches.
As for coaching history between Freeze and Saban let's play the matching game. I guess we'll match Ole Miss and Alabama. So perhaps experience at Arkansas St equals the Miami Dolphins? Let's pair Lambuth and LSU (they both do start with L). I guess working for Ed Orgeron was similar to learning with Bill Billichik. Think I'll stop here. Even an Auburn fan could see Saban in 2008 is just a wee bit more accomplished than Freeze.
How about big wins? What do you think is Freeze's best win? Miss St or Pittsburgh. Nick Saban had a better December than Freeze has had career.
Again I've got no problem if you want to challenge the posters questioning Ole Miss. But don't use Nick Saban and Alabama to somehow raise the Freeze/Ole Miss profile. That is a slap at Saban and a board full of Alabama fans.
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