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Ahead of schedule??? Now that's some funny stuff!!!!!!!!
What a homer! If I hear the "lack of talent" issue one more time, I may turn to watching political ads on television! It's about the same honesty. Simply put, Ole Miss has probably never had as many elite players at one time. And yet, we still lose to nearly every SEC team. The NCAA has nothing to do with the product currently on the field. That's purely, squarely and fairly on the current coaching staff. Oh, and those coaches? By and large, it's the identical staff that recruited and coached when Freeze was still there. If there are recruiting deficiencies, they are just as liable as Freeze. So please, stop blaming Freeze for lack of talent, all of the NCAA issues and global warming! It's an old alibi/excuse/justification and simply not truthful. The current Ole Miss administration and athletic department has fumbled and failed its alumni and fan base at every turn. Unless a radical leadership cleansing occurs, our fortunes will almost certainly get worse.
Reportedly Luke has a 9M buyout. If so, it's worth going to the bank and borrowing the money if necessary. If it takes a donation to rid ourselves of Bjork and Vitter too, I'm in.
The worst penalty is still in play - Bjork is still the AD.
LSU should never change their look. It's classic and instantly recognizable. Can you imagine Ralph Lauren shirts with a mule instead of a pony? Didn't think so.
While he certainly has some oddities, Les Miles is a very solid football coach. While he is not the best offensive mind in the business, he knows how to build a staff and consistently recruits guys that can play...AND play hard. Had Nick Saban not returned to Alabama, Miles would most likely still be at LSU. I certainly wish Ole Miss had hired him.
Quite possibly the worst effort at spin I've ever witnessed. You're suggesting it's going to continue and get worse, but let's wait and fire him later??? Only your worst enemy would suggest that. The ENTIRE administration is totally responsible for this disaster. Blaming poor recruiting on Freeze is laughable. Did we get all four and five star players like Bama...well no. And neither did anyone else! And yet schools literally EVERYWHERE are getting more out of their players. That my friend is coaching, or in our case, the lack thereof. Don't lay all this on the players. By and large, these are also the EXACT same coaches on staff with Freeze. Only difference? Freeze has been gone two seasons - THEY'RE STILL HERE! Want a reason to FIRE BJORK? There's too many! He's the guy that somehow agreed to create the golden parachute for Luke's $9 million buyout. And let's not forget the money wasted on the NCAA appeal. Or the track coach. Or the basketball coaches. Or the idiot Landshark mascot. He's made one bad decision after another bad decision after another. And yet, HE'S STILL HERE TOO! The FUTURE is NOW! Not one year...two years...three years from now. Do you honestly think other schools are NOT going to improve? But yes, let's keep the status quo. Let's move from mildly relevant to completely irrelevant. Quite honestly, it's past time for the MPU Board of Trustees to demand more. IMO the Ole Miss family deserves far more than status quo or this continuing dumpster fire.
Just seems wrong playing this game in September. Some of my fondest childhood memories were Ole Miss/LSU games whether at night or on a crisp, cool late Fall afternoon. To me, it was always one of the most colorful college football games.
All right!!! Mississippi State and Ole MIss ranked #1 and #3 again!!!! Just like 2014...uh wait, never mind.
Replace the DC??? You've got to be kidding!!! It's time to overhaul the entire group, and that starts with the AD.
Hey Rick, I guess you didn't get the memo. According to Rivals, the average star rating out of high school for the CURRENT Ole Miss two deep on defense is 3.13 stars. Certainly not in the same universe as Alabama, but not without talent either. SO PLEASE, enough with the inane excuse train that ALWAYS blames the NCAA sanctions, Hugh Freeze recruiting or lack of talent. Sanogo and Bing-Dukes were four star linebackers out of high school. Have they gotten better or worse? You tell me. Or how about four/five star Benito Jones and Josiah Coatney. Although an offensive player, what about D.K. Buford. Another four star EVERYONE wanted out of high school. Did you even know he's still on the team. The simple truth is we never develop players. And at a school like Ole Miss, that's a GUARANTEED recipe for losing. It will take years of winning to join the CURRENT conversation of Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Georgia and others. It could happen, but not with the current situation. For all the excuse makers at Ole Miss, here are the facts. Ole Miss Defensive 2 Deep Depth Chart Five 4**** Players Two 2** Players Seventeen 3*** Players Total – 72 Stars or 3.13 Average Now for those who think I can’t add, Ole Miss lists 23 players on its two deep chart. During this same class of signees, there are six FOUR STAR defensive players who left or did not enroll. Ratings were taken directly from Rivals ratings and published by Ole Miss. The current NCAA defensive ratings? They will come out later this week. But as of last week… Ole Miss Total Defense – 124 out of 130 TOTAL TEAMS Rushing Defense – 109 out of 130 TOTAL TEAMS Passing Defense – 126 out of 130 TOTAL TEAMS Blaming this on player ability is disingenuous and an obvious attempt at spin and deflection. Still don't believe me? Guess who's NUMBER ONE in Total Defense??? Wait for it...wait for it. Oh right, it's Southern Miss with all THEIR FOUR AND FIVE star players. There's ONLY ONE thing the current Ole Miss administration has in abundance - EXCUSES.
Simplify the defense??? It's already pretty simple...we're the worst of the worst.
For all the excuse makers at Ole Miss, here are the facts. Ole Miss Defensive 2 Deep Depth Chart Five 4**** Players Two 2** Players Seventeen 3*** Players Total - 72 Stars or 3.13 Average Now for those who think I can't add, Ole Miss lists 23 players on its two deep chart. During this same class of signees, there are six FOUR STAR defensive players who left or did not enroll. Ratings were taken directly from Rivals ratings and published by Ole Miss. The current NCAA defensive ratings? They will come out later this week. But as of last week... Ole Miss Total Defense - 124 out of 129 TOTAL TEAMS Rushing Defense - 107 out of 129 TOTAL TEAMS Passing Defense - 125 out of 129 TOTAL TEAMS Team Sacks - Tied for 115 TOTAL TEAMS (only Colorado State was worse!) % 3rd Down Conversion Allowed - 94 out of 129 TOTAL TEAMS And just think, THIS WAS BEFORE THE ALABAMA GAME! It's time to stop blaming the NCAA sanctions, Hugh Freeze and lack of quality players. Oh, and by the way, the Rebels actually have two four star linebackers in their two deep. The "2 Stars" both play in the secondary.
WHOEVER truly makes the decisions for Ole Miss has little choice. Despite the financial windfall from SEC contracts with ESPN and CBS, Ole Miss football has reached the bottom. Spin it however you like - NCAA sanctions, lack of players, obvious pathetic efforts at coaching, etc. The simple truth is many schools do far more with less. It's well past time to clean house, and that starts with the athletic director.
You are an amazingly uneducated person. Your ideals, rights and freedoms COME DIRECTLY from the brave men and women who stood/stand in your place to defend all people. No society is perfect. No individual is perfect. There has been only ONE perfect person, and it cost HIM everything! Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Sad you don't understand this.
When you have a family member returned home in a body bag enclosed in a flag draped coffin, then you can speak to me of sacrifice. Until then, I'll PROUDLY STAND AND SALUTE the flag of the United States of America as our national anthem is played. People far better than me - or you - have given their all for our freedom. If you can't respect that, then you are definitely a person without a country or heart.
The "Tua Conversation" is amazing. I will state the obvious and say he's a very good player. But to anoint him as a can't miss, national champion, All-American, Heisman quarterback is comical. He has played (very well) in one and a half games with a great supporting cast and coaching staff. While he will carry those things forward with him, he WILL make mistakes, and some may prove to be costly. Who knows? Hopefully, those who have proclaimed him as the face of championships will be just as forgiving.
Best wishes to the youngster. He's had an incredibly rough career at Ole Miss. Get well soon.
Hmm...let's recap. Oh, and by the way, I did read the entire investigation transcript. Investigation reveals Meyer DID KNOW about continued abuse since 2009, including 2015. Investigation reveals AD and other staff members DID KNOW about sordid history of Zach Smith. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer discussed Smith family issues with wife Shelley. Investigation reveals BOTH Meyers believed Courtney Smith was exaggerating the truth. Investigation reveals BOTH Meyers supported position of Zach Smith. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer said he met with Zach and Courtney Smith in 2009 where she recanted her story. Investigation reveals ONLY Zach Smith met with Urban Meyer in 2009; verified with Zach Smith. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer conspired with staff member to delete potential evidence from cell phone records. Investigation reveals OSU delayed responding to open records request from OWN STUDENT NEWSPAPER until after those records are deleted. Investigation reveals current AD urged Urban Meyer to consider terminating Zach Smith for current and past behavior. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer KNEW of Zach Smith entertaining high school coaches at strip club. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer withheld knowledge of potential NCAA violations from strip club entertainment. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer TOLD EVERYONE on the OSU staff to not discuss Zach Smith troubles. These are the highlights, so yes, let's blame the media. After all, the "independent investigation team" has declared Urban Meyer a savant. Meyer lied and lied repeatedly, but hey, it wasn't intentional! Those momentary failures of moral consciousness were just memory lapses. It happens...just not on game days!
Hmm...let's recap. Oh, and by the way, I did read the entire investigation transcript. Investigation reveals Meyer DID KNOW about continued abuse since 2009, including 2015. Investigation reveals AD and other staff members DID KNOW about sordid history of Zach Smith. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer discussed Smith family issues with wife Shelley. Investigation reveals BOTH Meyers believed Courtney Smith was exaggerating the truth. Investigation reveals BOTH Meyers supported position of Zach Smith. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer conspired with staff member to delete potential evidence from cell phone records. Investigation reveals OSU delayed responding to open records request from OWN STUDENT NEWSPAPER until after those records are deleted. Investigation reveals current AD urged Urban Meyer to consider terminating Zach Smith for current and past behavior. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer KNEW of Zach Smith entertaining high school coaches at strip club. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer withheld knowledge of potential NCAA violations from strip club entertainment. Investigation reveals Urban Meyer TOLD EVERYONE on the OSU staff to not discuss Zach Smith troubles. These are the highlights, so yes, let's blame the media. After all, the "independent investigation team" has declared Urban Meyer a savant. Meyer lied and lied repeatedly, but hey, it wasn't intentional! Those momentary failures of moral consciousness were just memory lapses. It happens...just not on game days!
Wasn't going to comment, but here goes anyway. Ole Miss painted outside the lines. We broke the rules and were summarily sanctioned. It matters not what ANY other school did or does. It doesn't matter what the violations were. We cheated and didn't have to. It's that simple. We can attribute the severity of penalties to our own stubborn and misplaced arrogance. It's TIME to move on and rebuild the program, reputation and brand. Of course that remains difficult when the athletic department is basically unchanged. Enough of the victim rhetoric. If Texas A&M committed violations, then that's completely on them.
Wish everyone could just move on from the Freeze debacle. Freeze was exposed and rightfully fired. What's happening with Meyer should be a lesson to us all. There's ONLY been one perfect person in human history, and it SURE isn't my team's football coach.
Bjork didn't hire Freeze. And as for snakes, well...
Love the idea...hate the execution. Did this ever go before a focus group? This is embarrassing. But Bjork is still the AD, so we shouldn't expect any better.
Did any of you ACTUALLY watch his interview??? He was very thoughtful and diplomatic. He was asked a question, and he gave HIS opinion. In this country he's actually entitled to that! Saban treated both Jalen and Tua as NFL quarterbacks. You do what the system says. Although Saban runs the Bama program like an NFL machine, it's still college. Well, at least it's a version of it. Both of these guys want to play. But we all know only one can be the starter. BOTH stated they wanted to know where they stood. One got the answer he wanted; the other didn't. It's really that simple.
Timeout Jalen haters. Didn't Tua get quoted for essentially saying THE SAME THING about not getting to play last year? How HE THOUGHT ABOUT LEAVING? I realize Saban and Bama have been a recruiting machine, but trust me, every athlete wants to play...NOW! If anyone should know that, it's Saban. And that's not a knock on him or Bama. When you recruit and sign ONLY elite players, this type of blowback is inevitable. Every team loses players. But when you're a prover five star, it will always create headlines. It's simply the cost of doing business.
Ta’amu is the perfect example of why "star ratings" can be over-hyped.
The probation and sanctions remove many incentives for players. You can't blame them for wanting the most from their college experience. Hopefully, we have learned our lesson and will NEVER bring this upon ourselves again.