While the Ole Miss program continues to sit and wait for the NCAA to conclude its investigation into any possible violations that may have occurred in Oxford, pundits from around college football have begun to speculate on the possible repercussions for the Rebels.

According to CBS Sports’ college football writer Dennis Dodd, Freeze could be suspended by the NCAA. Dodd joined the Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly radio show Wednesday and had some very interesting thoughts on the potential penalties the school faces.

Listen to what he had to say here:

“Everything I’ve read and heard, he’s definitely in play for that,” Dodd said in the interview. “He may be the first coach, I think, assessed that (a suspension).”

“There are two things in play for Ole Miss: Are they going to get post season (ban) and is Hugh Freeze going to get suspended? I think he’ll make it through this… but not without embarrassment and some several damage to his program.”

One thing is for sure, with all the negativity floating around the Ole Miss program, the season cannot get here fast enough for the Rebels. If the team starts fast and beats both Florida State and Alabama during the first three weeks of the season, they would be able to shift focus away from the NCAA’s investigation and back onto the field as a top national title contender – something that is badly needed right now in Oxford.