Hugh Freeze has lost control.

For some reason, Ole Miss decided to release the NCAA’s case summary and the enforcement staff’s written response to its own response to the NCAA’s notice of infractions.

It’s not a good look.

“The facts uncovered during a fair and thorough investigation substantiated numerous violations and revealed a culture of noncompliance infecting the football program, both internally among personnel and externally among boosters,” the enforcement staff’s written response stated…

The enforcement staff doubled down on Lewis’ statements.

“The institution, certain involved individuals and others have speculated that [redacted] fabricated statements implicating the institution to redirect attention away from his current institution,” the enforcement staff’s response read. “These suggestions are baseless and should be disregarded by the hearing panel. The enforcement staff finds [redacted] to be credible and notes his various incentives to provide truthful information in the infractions process. Furthermore, when possible the enforcement staff tested information [redacted] shared and found it to be reliable.”

… The enforcement staff claimed former staffers Chris Kiffin and Barney Farrar arranged for those three to receive the free merchandise.

“The enforcement staff determined the independent, matching reports from [redacted] [redacted] and [redacted] were compelling and corroborative of one another,” the enforcement staff’s response stated, “and show the systematic way in which Kiffin and Farrar arranged the provision of free merchandise.”

… During the hearing, the university will also have to defend Hugh Freeze’s compliance record, but the enforcement staff laid out its case for why he was charged with violating his head coach responsibility legislation.

“Freeze could rebut the presumption by demonstrating that he both promoted an atmosphere of compliance and monitored his staff,” the enforcement staff’s response stated. “He failed to do both. The atmosphere was anything but compliant and Freeze’s monitoring efforts, as noted above, were many times deficient.”

Er… for example?

That’s by Freeze’s own admission, mind you.  Yeah, not a good look at all.

The hearing before the Committee on Infractions is scheduled for September 11th and Freeze will be there.  A fun time will be had by all, no doubt.


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6 responses to “Hugh Freeze has lost control.

  1. Russ

    So, are they throwing Freeze under the bus or not?


  2. Bob

    Sounds like MSU learned how to turn the tables ala The Rev & Cam show. Player asking for $ at one institution then commits elsewhere and the rejected school gets excoriated by NCAA yet can’t dig up squat on where he lands. History repeating itself!


  3. Dog in Fla

    Preparation for COI hearing on September 11


  4. 1smartdude

    Date set for hearing is 9/11….don’t tell me that wouldn’t make you nervous.


    • Dog in Fla

      No problem. Air defenses at the Embassy Suites in Covington, Kentucky will be short-range surface-to-air missiles