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Crystal Ball Run:
Of every school in the SEC, it’s no secret that one of the hardest places to recruit to is Ole Miss. Alabama has its tradition. Auburn has the War Eagle. LSU provides four years of Les Miles fueled entertainment. But Ole Miss? Sure Ed Oregeron had some success at the school, but otherwise, the Rebels have more or less spent the last several decades in a recruiting abyss. After all, how do you convince high school kids to come to a school that cares more about the partying off the field, than the game on it?
But what happens when your new coach is more famous than any of the players on his roster? Well, at Ole Miss, we’re slowly finding out that it isn’t the worst thing in the world.
That’s right, Coach Freeze has literally gone Hollywood, and isn’t afraid to bring up Michael Oher or ‘The Blind Side’ in recruiting pitches. Freeze was Oher’s coach at Briarcrest Christian High School in Memphis (TN), and will gladly mention the semi-association he had with the movie anytime he’s talk...
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If you had heard the name Hugh Freeze prior to last December, it was probably because you’ve seen the movie “The Blind Side.” Freeze, who is now the head coach at Ole Miss, was Michael Oher’s high school coach and was depicted in the motion picture about Oher’s journey to the NFL. And if Ole Miss recruits know him as that dude who coached Oher in high school, Freeze says...
LSU is currently finalizing a contract for defensive coordinator John Chavis that will not only keep Chavis at LSU, but will increase his pay to 900,000$ in 2012, 1.1 million in 2013, and 1.3 million in 2014. This will make Chavis one of the highest paid assistants in the country. Chavis left Tennessee after 14 [...]
CornerbackLSU5-11 188Draft board overall prospect rank: #6Draft board overall cornerback rank: #1Overall rating: 91 (Top 10 pick)40 time: 4.47Positives• Great athlete• Ball skills (11 interceptions in 2 years)• Deadly with the ball in his hands (274 INT return yards and a touchdown)• Also a deadly return man (568 yards and a touchdown on 22...
Morris Claiborne/CB/LSU: Sudden and smooth in transition. Quick feet and turns his hips fluidly. Exceptional ball skills and closing speed. Multiple dynamic plays in coverage in every game I watched. Routinely makes great breaks on the ball. Seems to almost bait QBs into throwing at his man so that he can make a play. [...]
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A snake in the grass endorses his successor snake in the grass.
Former Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino gives his endorsement to his successor John L. Smith. (ChuckOliver.net)
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