Actually, even though I’m a Simmons supporter and state fan, I understand that decisions have consequences. He was young and made a poor decision. He’s been a model citizen and student athlete. I just wish the nfl was more consistent in its policies. It’s hard to be viewed as credible when you have selective rule enforcement.
Gator, I kind of agree with u. Mullen wins 10 at least with this roster. However, Mullen isn’t here. I’ll give JoMo another year to adjust to sec coaching and get the players he needs for his system. I love Fitz but he obviously wasn’t a great fit for Joes system. I feel like a couple of wins were left on the table. For next year, we r losing some great talent on D but also bring back a lot of experienced talent. I feel like the O can’t b worse. I’m thinking another 7-8 win season this next year with much higher expectations the next year or maybe he wasn’t the right hire
From an Arizona newspaper...Signing on with Ole Miss would end a one-year hiatus from coaching for Rodriguez, who didn't coach in 2018 after being fired from Arizona after six seasons connected to allegations of sexual harassment and the creation of a hostile work environment. Rodriguez was fired in January after an Arizona investigation but has denied the claims of sexual harassment. So what part of this makes him a hire to b proud of. I wonder why he was fired if allegations didn’t have some truth to it. And if u wanna compare coaches let’s start it up. Other than Cannizzaro which we fired after a week into the season let’s hear some names that lack character. And by the way, we didn’t cover up cannizaro and blame our rival for our own lack of integrity...richrod is an awful hire for a school trying to prove they wanna do things the right way. I wouldn’t want my son to play football for someone who creates a hostile work environment. Just saying...
He was fired for having an affair and a sexual harassment charge. How, after the Hugh Freeze escort fiasco, can this b a good hire? Obviously character isn’t on the list of attributes required at ole miss. The walls are shaking and the jenga tower is about to crumble.
U just can’t make this stuff up...
Ole Miss back at those “recruiting victories”. They can celebrate them instead of bowl games...
That’s hilarious coming from an assburn guy...
Yeah but will the ncaa turn n look the other way when u start buying recruits at Maryland like they do at Bama. Don’t get me wrong...they all do it. Some r just allowed to do it better.
She weighed way more than 100lbs. Prolly outweighed Simmons...
What an perfect example of a free country. That’s what the people hating on Dak and the anthem don’t understand. We live in a country so great that a bunch of spoiled millionaires that live lavish lifestyles can protest and complain about injustice. And the millionaire that supports the anthem is beat down for being the bad guy. The flag and the anthem represent everything good about our country. The fact that people make up the country is what causes the problems. People gonna cause people problems. The anthem doesn’t cause problems. It should be what unites people.
What a crock...not trying to discount soccer, badminton, and Marco Polo but some of these programs are awful in major sports!
When I come home from work in the afternoon and need a nap, I put it on Finebaum. Find his show very boring. I’m sure he a good dude and all but just have never seen what a big deal he is. And I don’t find him that knowledgeable or accurate much of the time.
Coach JoMo is rolling. Building a strong future. This is a good get right here. Sure is daylight and dark from previous staffs recruiting. Now we gotta c if he can coach and if his history stays on trajectory, I think the dawg faithful will b happy!
What exploitation? What these athletes need to remember is who pays their lucrative salaries. Who supports the colleges...they better enjoy the big time money because stuff like this makes me wanna stop watching and supporting any of it. Sure, he’s made enough to survive it but he’s not blazing a trail...he’s burning bridges for future athletes. Between kneeling during the anthem and the spoiled rotten attitude and lavish lifestyles they lead, it makes me as a working class American want to take my money elsewhere. They are in the entertainment business. Stick to that.
The penalty phase doesn’t end this year I don’t think. I think there will b limits to unofficial visits for the next two seasons as well. Pretty sure prospects r limited to one unofficial visit. While not as big of a factor as schollies, this still has a recruiting impact. But I do think you have weathered the storm and I expect things to level out a little for you guys. Depth at positions other that WR is the biggest prob I see for the rebel bears...
Anonymous coach questions Matt Luke’s future, Jordan Ta’amu’s consistency, calls Ole Miss ‘dead program walking’
I actually think Luke did a solid job of keeping the ship afloat this past season and he earned the right to coach them going into the future. His loyalty to the school is unquestionable and while he may not be the best X and O coach, he makes up for it with passion for his school. Granted they could have gotten an up and comer or a retread but they would be likely to leave sooner than later and this program needs a few years of consistency.
Fromm is a sophomore to be right? I think that’s why he isn’t included. One thing about Nicky Fitz. His o line hasn’t been his problem. Scheme was his problem along with a well below average wr corps. The o line was actually one of the top 5 lines in the sec this last year. Didn’t give up many sacks. I think he’s still a little raw with his mechanics but when u take the beating he takes throughout the course of the game running the ball it’s bound to take a toll. I feel like moorehead will open the playbook a little and the vertical game will make nicks life a little better back there versus being basically a fullback in Mullen’s scheme. Just my thoughts.
Report: Former Ole Miss players seeking eligibility are using texts, DMs to prove Hugh Freeze deceived them
Stop making this about the punishment or the needless bantering about everyone doing it and so on...what is a fact is that there was a concerted effort by HF and ole miss officials to deflect the investigation and pending penalties and put it all on houston nutt’s regime. This was admitted to when ole miss once again paid Nutt for blemishing his legacy.
Byron divinner (spelling) is a good handler and Fulmer has the old guard shelling out the dough. The bag man cometh!
He’s a sign n place guy. JoMo doesn’t like to sign sign and place guys. But once again, SDS will paint it as gloom and doom for the dawgs. And pump sunshine up ole miss’s rear.
Supposedly he wants immediate playing time. Our d line is young and loaded. If he is scared to come in and compete we don’t need him anyway. Best of luck to him as he “flips” to ole miss. SDS will play it up and do what they can to make it look like an ole miss victory. But then again they cherish the recruiting victories more than the on the field ones. Reb fans go ahead and bring up egg bowl. Cue it up...don’t care. There’s one program in the state that hasn’t brought embarrassment to the state for the last decade. We have outperformed y’all consistently for the last ten years and have finished above u in West 8 of last ten years. And we didn’t need escorts or gas masks to do it...
Typical SDS lazy journalism. Not a knock on the kid and wish him the best. Mullen had too many verbals committed in this class. The new staff had to trim the fat. It's not a steal or a flip. The only two real flips are the kicker and Bishop to arky. They have to have some click bait to rile up the fans. 25 verbals for 19 spots is gonna mean maybe 2-3 more "flips". Maybe more if we can get chunky and whop on board. It's lazy cause they just assume flip versus the fact that the numbers don't work out and have to b trimmed.
If this were best coach list I might agree but it's the most likely to win next season. State returns 18 starters including 4 of 5 oline. A sr stud qb. Four proven rbs. Pretty much all of the d plus the addition of two juco standouts. The only thing lacking was quality wr depth but the top juco wr is headed in along with the best wr in the state out of HS. State was within a late td of beating Bama and a broken leg away from winning nine games. The trajectory for next year is way ahead of anyone else on the list.
I appreciate your honesty with the question. Unfortunately, in today's world we have to find people to blame. It's never due to our lack of accountability. I'm not pretending there aren't sometimes extenuating circumstances, but ole miss brought this on themselves. They ran off the last honorable coach they had-David cutcliffe, and hired coach o. What a joke. Cutcliffe couldn't be strong armed by the big money so they cut him loose. I was also a fan of Pete Boone as your AD. Even though I am a die hard bulldawg fan, I respected those two men. I knew Pete on a personal level. Good person that did things the right way. We used to give each other heck about the dawgs and rebs. But we had respect even through our differences. Today, differences aren't respected because respect doesn't get clicks. Conflict does...fire that bum Bjork and re establish an athletic department that deserves respect.
Bunker...this is a serious question. Not trying to poke the bearrrr/shark. Pun intended. Seriously though, how does this AD survive all that's happened under his watch? Show causes and failure to monitor in three sports. Coaches fired. Widespread booster involvement. It's a systematic failure and he's at the top. What don't I get? He has caused/allowed/overseen a lot of embarrassment to ole miss.
So who tapes conversations with parents of recruits? Recruits are u listening? You normally don't have to ask a man about himself to find out about him. Just listen and he will tell you. Ole mess is telling u now...and where's the proof it's his mom? Where is proof they received the money? I can say I won th lottery. Does that make it true? Tick tock...hammer is bout to drop! And if there's proof state cheated, I hope we are disciplined for it. But if we were cheating you'd think our recruiting classes would've been better. Esp if we were offering 60k...
Systemic prob...autocorrect. Sorry
If I had just hired Matt Luke as a full time coach and my rival had hit a home run hire I'd try to release the same old talking points as well. Sounds like politicians to me. Same old worn out story. They got a new shiny toy coach and good publicity and we've got this retread o line coach and bad publicity and the hammer drops tomorrow so let's drag them down with us. Cry cry cry. Sounds like Hillary to trump before election. Will u peacefully concede the election when we win. Then she loses and doesn't hold herself to the same standards she held him too. Grow up and grow a spine people. Ole miss had a great AD in Pete boone and a great coach in cutcliffe. Both were good men with great integrity and did things the correct way. Some how Leo's testimony took down ur women's Bball program and track and football. He also set up the act testing facility for yall. What y'all have is a systemically problem from the top down. Tell me how an AD still has a job that has had issues in three major sports and hasn't been held accountable?
So state throttles LSU, Kentucky and TAMU and loses to two top ten teams on the road and gets ranked behind LSU? This the team with a loss to Troy. Their best win was when auburn laid down and let them have it in a night game in Death Valley. Where's the logic n that? Joe gave a bold prediction in an article and talked about TAMU and Rodney dangerfield. Looks like MSU is still getting no respect.
And the last thing I wanna point out is that TAMUs pass rush won't decide the game because it's not like Nicks gonna sit back there n 5 or 7 step drops 30 times and get sacked a bunch. If TAMU wins it'll b because the front 7 showed some physicality which the last couple years they haven't had. They did look better against Bama but State will b entering the game confident that they can run the ball based off last years game. Maybe they will and maybe they won't. Should b a good game but sacks won't determine the outcome.