There’s only so much a man can put up with.

Mike Gundy sniffs and Hugh Freeze doesn’t pass the smell test.

Gundy has been among the consumers of ominous updates emanating from Oxford, Mississippi. Last week, Ole Miss announced a self-imposed bowl ban for the 2017 season.

“The first thing I thought about was (OSU’s recent experience with the NCAA),” Gundy said, “and the second thing was the Sugar Bowl and my players and what they went through.”

As he was paid $4.7 million, Freeze’s 2016 Rebels were 5-7 overall and 2-6 in the Southeastern Conference. His fate, and his program’s, won’t be determined until the NCAA finalizes its case.

It is rare that a coach will speak publicly about controversy at another school, but Gundy is a veteran of his own NCAA encounter and emerged mostly unscathed. He must be exceedingly confident that his own program is law-abiding because the OSU coach expresses resentment that Ole Miss’ Sugar Bowl roster might have been assembled at least in part through illegal tactics.

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

Apparently, Gundy added, “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.”

I suspect we’ll soon hear how Hugh’s feelings are hurt by this.

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17 responses to “There’s only so much a man can put up with.

  1. Tronan

    “We didn’t all play by the same rules.” So, Okie State has only 10 bagmen to Ole Miss’s 25?

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  2. Russ

    He knew who Ole Miss had on their team. He had plenty of time to prepare. The fact that Freeze cheated like crazy to put that team together had nothing to do with that one game.

    Can’t stand either of these windbags.

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  3. DugLite

    Didn’t OSU have a stud receiver that was determined ineligible after they beat us? Iirc he was a big part of beating us when we played them in T Boone Pickens Stadium.

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  4. Sanford222view

    Glass houses and all, Coach Mullet.

    I understand wanting a level playing field and all but it wasn’t like his team had to play the Patriots or something. If it wasn’t Ole Miss some other quality SEC team would have been on the other sideline that was likely just as talented. If earn a trip to the Sugar Bowl you will have to face a tough opponent. Quit your whining over an exhibition game in the past.

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  5. Lrgk9

    Kinda echos what Freeze would opine if the shoe was on the other foot.

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  6. Spike

    Real MEN don’t whine, dontcha know..

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  7. 69Dawg

    Damn how far back do these coaches get to go to make excuses for getting beat? Just take it like the 40+ year old man you said you were.

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  8. dawgman3000

    Sounds butt hurt that Freeze out-cheated him

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  9. 92 grad

    NASCAR lost me when they made everyone drive the same car, and, the cars were significantly slower to boot. Rosters, highly rated players at different positions, different schemes, it’s all part of football. I don’t condone cheating that’s done under the table paying and providing benefits to players but it happens and it’s all part of the game.

    Tl;dr – quit yer bitchin

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  10. Bright Idea

    So Ole Piss was undefeated that year?

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  11. 81Dog

    Ok State is the alma mater of former WR Hart Lee Dykes, who I think still holds the NCAA record for most schools gotten on probation. I think it was at least 4. So, the 40 year old mullet must be a fan of irony.

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/hart-lee-dykes-a-career-of-unfulfilled-promises/article_da73bd53-9d8b-57d6-8a7b-1105310daf86.html

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  12. gastr1

    In other news of coaches and their brilliance, Baylor’s women’s basketball coach recommends hitting “right in the face” those who might question sending their daughters to Baylor.

    I love it when they eat their own.

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