Ole Miss’ first two-a-day featured positive energy and better results on offense. Starting with better production in the morning practice session and ending with tough touchdown runs in the evening practice, first-year head coach Hugh Freeze was more upbeat about his offense. (August 9, 2012, Page 4B)
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)
COLUMN: There was a smile almost a mile wide on Matt Luke’s face when he entered the team meeting room at Ole Miss Indoor Practice Facility Monday morning to meet with the media for the first time since he was hired to head coach Hugh Freeze’s staff. Sure, Christmas was less than a week away, but the former Ole Miss Rebel center was genuinely more excited about coming back home to tutor the team’s offensive linemen and help turn the program he played at back into a winner than anything else. (more…) (December 21, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze added a familiar name to his football staff Monday as former Rebel player and assistant coach Matt Luke returns to Oxford as the offensive line coach. Barney Farrar has also been named Assistant Athletics Director for Community Relations.
“For a coach like Matt Luke to return to Ole Miss — a place where he is so loved and loves so dearly — is a home run for us,” Freeze said. “He is tireless recruiter and is a great representative of our university.” (more…) (December 13, 2011, Page 6)