Praise the Lord!

Man, the SEC recruiting trail is gonna be something over the next few years, ain’t it?

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  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’m sorry, but GAG ME WITH A SPOOOON!

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  2. siskey

    Carnell knows how it works. Watch him in the Mahlzan spot when Chizik was still the coach. If he leaves to go somewhere to bolster his credentials it means that he knows what is about to happen. I am glad that Carnell gets to stay on and won’t be shocked if he becomes their coach permanently in the next few years.

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    • The most charitable way I can spin this move is that Auburn hired a veteran coach to provide some experience and seasoning for Cadillac, whom they intend to give the full-time job when they inevitably fire Freeze for either 1) losing too much or 2) getting caught receiving a handie from a Supper Club waitress in Jimmy Rane’s skybox.

      But either way, the negative recruiting is gonna be fierce over the next few years. Freeze is sure to thump his Bible in recruits’ living rooms until he wears a hole in the cover, but how much effect is that really gonna have when there are 13 other SEC coaches asking those same recruits’ moms “Do you really want your precious little boy playing for a guy like that?”

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  3. munsoning

    Hey, Caddy didn’t say faith in what. The power of the burner phone? If so, that faith is sorely misplaced.

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  4. legatedawg

    “What a friend we have in Freeeeeeeeze-usss!”

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    • RangerRuss

      Don’t you blaspheme in here.
      😉

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      • legatedawg

        Well, Ranger Russ, as Gotthepicture mentioned a few threads earlier, Freeze was reformed under the watchful eye of Jerry Falwell Jr. Now there is some 150 proof blasphemy 😁 Seriously, everyone is free to speak their own mind, but if more people read Mark 6:5-15, they would be a lot better off for it. Or considerably less of a public embarrassment to themselves and family and friends at least.

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        • HirsuteDawg

          Freeze’s baptism was seriously flawed. He wasn’t held under long enough (you know it is long enough when they quit struggling). That MIGHT have reformed him.

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  5. siskey

    I can still see this blowing up in the next couple of weeks. If not man they sure made their bed with this one.
    I dislike Freeze so much that I remember actually cheering for Florida when they played one another when McElwain was there. I do not dislike him for his religious talk, cheating or calling escorts it is something else that I can’t exactly put my finger on but it runs deep.
    I told my Bama buddy yesterday that this is the best deep op that the Red Elephant Club has pulled since they stole Pat Dye’s pants or tricked Harvey Updike into poisoning those trees by sending him subliminal messages through his trailer antennae.

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    • ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

      he lied to recruits, his players and their families about the pending sanctions that were coming by blaming on Houston Nutt. all to block them from transferring. Nutt hires Mars and Mars finds the hooker phone calls. then Freeze got fired.

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    • miltondawg

      Every time I hear of Freeze my mental image is the dorky, odd dude that played the head coach (who was Hugh Freeze in real life) in the movie The Blindside.

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      • 81Dog

        I know that guy! I used to hoop with him several times a week at the Decatur Y. He’s a really good dude, pretty fair bballer. I like to tell people I am one degree of separation from getting smacked on the ass by Sandy Bullock. So near, but yet, so far.

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        • row105

          School….how on god’s Green Earth would you possibly know what a pretty fair baller even looks like? The fact that he might be able to school School just means he can walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Shamrock there’s a fine basketball tradition.

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          • 81Dog

            Now that’s unduly harsh slander against SHS basketball. Does anyone from your school have a Final Four ring? Because someone from SHS was a member of the UGA Final Four men’s team. 😉

            As for me, I once threw a lob pass to Nique in a pickup game at the old Stegman Hall. He dunked it behind his head with less effort than you or I use to drop an empty paper cup in a trash can. I’ve seen a good player or two up close🤣🤣🤣🤣

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            • RC

              Aww, man…I remember my first pickup game at the old Stegeman well. Suffice to say that my eyes were opened to a whole other world of hoop skills…

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        • classiccitycanine

          So close dude! Sandy’s my celebrity crush. Also, a friend of mine and some of his teammates on our high school’s football team were extras in that movie!

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    • RC

      I told some friends this morning that this isn’t likely to blow over with the news cycle. I could see this devolving into a Mike Price at Bama type of tenure. The tone-deafness and lack of self-awareness are impressive on this one, even by Aubie standards. I really think they are way out over their skis on this one, and an epic yard sale is shortly to follow.

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  6. ben

    I’m getting pretty sick of Auburn and their obsessions with “men of faith” because we all know it’s bullshit because if Jesus himself came back and lost to Georgia and Alabama, they’d hang him on the cross a second time.

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  7. Salty Dawg

    What church do they attend? “Church of What’s Happening Now” ?
    (RIP Flip Wilson)

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  8. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    Caddy, you seem like a good fellow but don’t put your faith in question by aligning with Freeze’s-Falwells faith.

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  9. practicaldawg

    Dabo may sue. I thought the Lord only pulled for Clemson.

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  10. My greatest amusement is the Very Online portion of the Auburn fan base claiming to be “morally conflicted” about Hugh Freeze. He didn’t cover up sexual assaults like Art Briles; he cheated in recruiting and slept with hookers. If that isn’t an Auburn Man, I don’t know what is.

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    • My greatest amusement is that the “Barners” seem to have lost the ability to truly “Barn” at a high level. I mean hiring Freeze is pretty mediocre “Barning” when Art Briles is available. From a football only perspective, Breeze is a decent coach, but Briles at Auburn scares me.

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    • practicaldawg

      Almost as morally conflicted recognizing their national championship won by sCam Newton.

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    • Ray S

      That’s worse than having slept with Art Briles and cheated hookers!!?

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  11. godawgs1701

    “thUGA! thUGA!” That’s the refrain from the Auburn “family” whenever a Black football player at the University of Georgia got arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana or driving with a bad license… to say nothing of their reactions when one of our players got in trouble for actual serious issues. “thUGA!” Yes, this morally sober and upright institution of integrity would never stoop so low as to welcoming people who could possibly break a law, possibly stray from the true path of the Auburn Creed.

    Unless they lose to Alabama and Georgia a few times. Then all bets are off!

    Then they’ll look past everything they themselves said about Hugh Freeze (and the fact that they themselves were only a calendar year ago circulating hurtful and false rumors about their coach having his own extramarital issues as an excuse to fire him for cause), they’ll lie to your face and tell you that they believe him to be repented and redeemed! A true Auburn Man of Integrity and Conviction! A family man! His wife has reconciled with him! As long as the check clears, I guess! So why should you care about any of it? And the truth is, I don’t care that Hugh Freeze is an obvious hypocrite who was laid low, it was obvious even before he was outed. I don’t care that Hugh Freeze cheated on his wife or that he did it with hookers. That’s his business. I do care that he harasses victims of sexual assault online. I do care that he routinely harasses reporters online for saying unkind things about him (which are usually true!). I do care that he lied to the faces of Ole Miss recruits who signed with him without knowing they’d be given bowl bans and recruiting sanctions. He’s a liar. It’s been proven. And if anyone chooses to believe his lie that he’s changed and redeemed and no longer a liar, well, don’t come crying to me when he lies to you and fucks you over, too.

    Far be it for me to say that I know what a man’s relationship is with the Almighty. It’s entirely possible that Freeze is indeed a changed man. All I know is that when you spend a decade running around the country telling everyone how pious and Godly and Christlike you are and how you’re a molder of good men and you do it for the ability to profit from it and get football players to come to your school so you can make millions on their backs – you shouldn’t get to keep doing the exact same thing once you’ve been proven to be a hypocrite and a liar. To be no better than anyone else and to have lied about your faith. You shouldn’t get to turn right around and be Preacher Freeze at Auburn University.

    But what do I know? I’m just a thug from thUGA. And damn proud to not be the moral equal of Auburn University. I’d never sink that low.

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  12. back9k9

    They’ve now got Hugh Freeze & Bruce Pearl in their top two coaching positions. Both proven cheaters. Hold the sanctimony, please.

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  13. divingduck7

    What’s fascinating and disgusting is that he still feels the need to pander. The personality type between successful cfb coaches and revival preachers is probably pretty close.

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  14. vectordawg

    “Man of faith” is doing some heavy lifting. Did I do that right?

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  15. ZeroPOINTzero

    How did Greg Sankey sign off on this hire? It’s not just an Auburn embarrassment. The entire conference is stained. The irony that AU boosters tried to get Harsin fired for a fake affair but willingly hired Freeze is priceless.

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  16. Next year is shaping up to be entertaining. SEC’s got rat poison Saben, Junior, Leach, Jimbo, and now Freeze. All we really need is for Spurrier to return, and we’ll have a comedy show instead of a football conference.

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  17. Texas Dawg

    I’m sure Hugh is a man of faith. Faith that the drive to Atlanta or Birmingham to indulge in a “therapeutic massage” in a nice hotel for $500/hr plus the cost of the room is doable on his off days.

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  18. uga97

    “Mr. Freeze, excuse me Mr Freeze, we have a Mr. Rodney Garner on line 2…”

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  19. cowetadawg

    And Coach Propst has some availability as well, I understand.

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  20. Ozam

    All I know was that in 2016 Freeze’s Mississippi team gave us an epic beat down. With today’s relaxed player rules, if he gets the Jimmy’s and Joe’s, he will make AU competitive.

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    • godawgs1701

      They certainly did, but that was obviously before Kirby had a chance to get his team together on the defensive side of the football and a fairly flimsy offense. The 2021 and 2022 games against Tennessee have me feeling just fine about playing the Freezus style of offense. Auburn will be competitive, but he’s going to have to make friends with a much better level of defensive coach before I worry too much about him.

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      • siskey

        I read somewhere that Saban spoke to him about how he was able to do so much against his defense and Freeze told him (he could be lying of course because he is Freeze) what their checks were and that Saban was taken back because it was so simple and not what they were prepared for. Personally I like the X’s and O’s stuff but football is at its heart a very simple game and much of the analysis of the X’s and O’s is moot when someone bigger, faster and stronger is whipping someone else’s ass.

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    • theotherdoug

      Here’s the reality for the way things will be in 2023. Every coach in the SEC is going to want to hang 50 on this creep.

      There is a coaching fraternity behind the scenes, and most of these guys are in it and want to stay in it. Hugh Freeze is so f’ing not in that fraternity. He’s farther out than Corch, Mullen, and Dabo. Saint Mark Richt hates this guy!

      Just wait for the post game presser after Kiffin gets his chance or when the mic accidentally catches Kirby’s words as he is jogging off the field.

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  21. cowetadawg

    A Dawg having fun at Freeze’s expense. I know Richt wishes he could have done more than photobomb him at the time. Kirby’ll find a way to welcome Freeze back to the SEC appropriately, I’m sure.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKYuVeNUAAAO7Yx?format=jpg&name=medium

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  22. cowetadawg

    Well, shit. One day I’ll learn how to post the actual image and remember how for a day or more.

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  23. I still remember Chizik and Scam Newton on TV, after their last NC, both proclaiming that God was on their side. I also recall years of Barners doing the holier than thou nonsense. Most of these people remind of televangelists- pretentious and full of shit.

    Freeze seems like a perfect fit for that bunch. Here’s an idea: more walking the walk and less talking the talk.

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    • The Truth

      Yeah, I believe fully in redemption, but once you’ve besmirched the name of the Lord so publicly you might want to show the requisite humility and be a little more micro-evangelical rather than macro-evangelical.

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  24. Illini84

    Dawgs still #1 seed.

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  25. munsoning

    ” ‘[A]ll of us have made a mistake before.’ ”
    –Hugh Freeze, 11/29/22

    https://www.al.com/auburnfootball/2022/11/hugh-freeze-apologizes-for-unsolicited-dms-to-former-liberty-student.html

    He’s right. Who among us hasn’t mistakenly used a burner phone to call hookers 12 times in 33 months, repeatedly mistakenly harassed a sexual assault victim on Twitter, mistakenly lied about the coach he replaced in a successful effort to trick members of his new team into sticking around, and mistakenly continued to violate NCAA rules while under investigation by the NCAA for rules violations?

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  26. munsoning

    ” The same Hugh Freeze who, as a high school coach, ordered female students as young as eighth grade to remove their shirts in front of him, and also SPANKED them as a punishment?”

    https://defector.com/did-your-favorite-college-football-team-hire-a-shitbag-lets-find-out/

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