It’s been a roller coaster ride for Ole Miss fans over the past several years.
From a host of NCAA allegations against the Ole Miss women’s basketball team, track and field and the football team, to the recent resignation of Hugh Freeze after “personal misconduct” was unearthed…one could say times have been tough for the Rebels.
Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork spoke about earlier NCAA allegations:
One of the questions surrounding the allegations include:
Who is to blame: former head coach Houston Nutt (2008-2011) or former head coach Hugh Freeze (2012-2017)?
The athletics department has been cooperative, to say the least, amid the litany of allegations from the NCAA. Still, Bjork says the university isn’t “hanging their hat” on simply cooperating:
Addressing rumors that NCAA investigator Mike Sheridan was intent on “bringing down” Hugh Freeze after a prickly first meeting, Bjork commented on the professionalism of his office working with the NCAA:
The Ole Miss athletics department will present their case to the NCAA at some time in the future, and Bjork says his team has a game plan for how they will proceed:
Until then, interim head coach Matt Luke has training camps to run and a game to play on September 2. News Mississippi will have more information as it becomes available.
All audio courtesy of Head to Head Radio (Telesouth Communications Inc)