“We thought it was a done deal.”

Boy, it didn’t take Hugh Freeze long at all to master the intricacies of SEC roster management.

One of Georgia’s top linebackers had his football scholarship revoked by Ole Miss because “they didn’t like progress of his recovery from knee surgery,” according to his father.

Mario Mathis of Thomasville High School had been committed to Ole Miss for nearly three months. He got a big surprise when he showed at Ole Miss for camp this past weekend.

“They told us he was no longer on the commitment list,” said Mario’s father, David Fletcher told the AJC. “They basically pulled the scholarship offer.”

The best part of the story is Freeze giving the kid a lecture about “what commitment means.”  That’s funny stuff, coming from a guy who’s been handing out offers like candy.

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12 responses to ““We thought it was a done deal.”

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Freeze’s offer technique reminds me of a guy I knew way back when who said: “Ask every good loking girl you see if she wants to f**k. You’ll get slapped a lot but you’ll get laid a lot too.”

  2. 69Dawg

    Hey if you don’t shoot you can’t score,so to speak.

  3. Debby Balcer

    That type of behavior is wrong. I guess he is studying under Saban on how to run a program. I hope the kid lands somewhere and performs like Jarvis Jones did for us.