Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 2/7/13
This is the kind of moment that should linger. Mississippi comes from nowhere to land one of college football's top recruiting classes. Ole Miss playing with the big boys, beating them. Even LeBron James noticed, tweeting this: "Ole Miss ain't messing around today! Big time recruits coming in. SEC is crazy.'' It was testimony from coach Hugh Freeze that the little guy, doing things right, can succeed. You can change your lot in life with good old-fashioned boot-strapping. You can ... Wait, is that what this day showed? A historic moment for Ole Miss, and it lingered for exactly ... 136 seconds. That's how long Freeze's opening statements lasted at a news conference Wednesday before he felt it necessary to interrupt his own celebration to announce that he's not a cheater. It's something he really shouldn't have had to do. But he did have to. "We did it under extreme criticism and negativity, particularly the last 48 hours,'' Freeze said. "It's been very difficult to sit back and...
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