Recruiting football players from the talent rich state of Florida is something almost every school in the nation attempts to do on a yearly basis. Ole Miss has signed its fair share of good players from Florida in recent years and if efforts continue to go as they have so far this spring, then first-year head coach Hugh Freeze should be able to talk about some Sunshine State talent come signing day.
Chris Nee, the recruiting analyst who covers the state of Florida for Rivals.com, said Ole Miss has been very active in the state again thanks to the efforts of assistant coaches Chris Kiffin, Matt Luke and Wesley McGriff.
According to Nee, McGriff has built a lot of relationships with high school coaches from his days at Miami. (July 17, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss’ final verbal commitment, and subsequent letter of intent, of the 2012 football signing class made the biggest impact Wednesday for first-year coach Hugh Freeze and his staff.
As highly rated and needed as Aberdeen defensive end Channing Ward is to the signing class, Oxford, Ala., Trae Elston (6-foot, 183 pounds) coming on board Wednesday and picking the Rebels over LSU and Oklahoma State live on ESPNU from his high school helped finish out Freeze’s first class in style. (February 2, 2012, Page 6)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Ask any of Mississippi’s top football talents if he has heard from Ole Miss’ new coach and the answer was the same more often than not.
The Senatobia native, who led Arkansas State to a 10-2 record this past season as a first-year head coach, came back home Monday when he was officially introduced as Ole Miss’ 37th head coach at the Ford Center. (December 6, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: Introductory press conferences that are open to the public are meant to be full of rah-rah, feel-good speak.
Hugh Freeze‘s press conference at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts today had plenty of that.
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