Touted Ole Miss offensive lineman looking at a possible transfer

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Ole Miss offensive tackle Austin Golson is looking to possibly transfer closer to home in Prattville, Alabama.

Hugh Freeze said Golson will look at his options and that nothing has been decided yet, and the reason is Golson’s two grandparents have health concerns.

RebelGrove.com reported that Auburn could be a potential landing spot for Golson, and according to Northeast Mississippi News, Freeze said he would ‘probably’ not try to block a transfer to a rival SEC West school given the circumstances.

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Golson was a national top 100 player and the 10th overall offensive tackle, according to 247Sports. Golson chose Ole Miss over FSU, Alabama, UNC and Auburn. Interestingly enough, Golson exited spring as the school’s No. 1 right tackle option after playing in 12 games as a freshman, mostly at the guard positions in 2013.

Losing Golson would be a blow to one of the bigger question marks the Rebels have entering 2014.

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  • Don’t care much for manning u or their coach but, not blocking the move to another sec school is commendable.

  • Not blocking the move to another SEC school is foolish. Freeze might end up regretting that move if Golson makes a key block that helps his new school beat the Rebs.
    He never should have gone to Ole Miss in the first place if he’s homesick, or something along those lines.

    • Obviously you didn’t read the article closely. He has two grandparents with health issues and this move will put him closer to home. Now, this could be a situation where this will be good for both parties. Behind the scenes he may not be cutting it and freeze will get to look like the choir boy even though he may not be giving anything away if he let’s him go
      and the kid still gets a free ride at another school.

      • Well, he was probably going to start at RT this year. In this situation, releasing him from his scholarship is probably the right thing to do. Had it just been a case of wanting to go somewhere else, then you put limitations on it. 2 grandfathers with serious illnesses; yeah, he probably needs to be there for that.

        • On that we agree. I only jest about the reason freeze is ok with it and in the spirit of competition made the joke. I assume that he is willing to make the exception because the kid does need to be allowed to transfer under these circumstances. I also think the sit out year should be waived by the ncaa. If it hasn’t already.

    • he’s not home sick , his grandparents are not well….didn’t you read the article? What that coach did was gain respect for handling it with a Christian manner…something, I have a feeling, you wouldn’t understand

  • hmmm, maybe we need to see some film to know what exactly he was doing for the run block and pass protection vs. going by what his recruit ranking was.

    • reading the entire article answers your question, sir.

      “Interestingly enough, Golson exited spring as the school’s No. 1 right tackle option after playing in 12 games as a freshman, mostly at the guard positions in 2013.

      Losing Golson would be a blow to one of the bigger question marks the Rebels have entering 2014.”

      Coaches rarely just let the #1’s walk away from their program, possibly (read: most likely) to a rival school because they have someone to plug right in. This is the right thing to do ethically. It may not pay immediate dividends, but – this coming from an Arkansas fan – it benefits the program in the long run. If nothing else, Freeze has something to retaliate St. Peter with :p