Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze has been adamant that if any of his assistants were involved in any recruiting wrongdoing, action would be taken. If this latest news is any indication, Freeze appears to have been telling the truth.

According to the Oxford Eagle‘s Davis Potter, citing multiple sources, Ole Miss assistant coach Barney Farrar has been placed on administrative leave. Farrar, who is currently listed as Ole Miss’ Assistant A.D./High School & Junior College Relations, has been on Freeze’s Ole Miss staff since 2011.

Farrar was one of the Ole Miss coaches named in the Laremy Tunsil texts that were leaked online during the 2016 NFL Draft. In one of the leaks, many have suspected “Barney” to be Farrar.


Following the initial leak of this exchange, Ole Miss issued the following statement back in April:

“The university is aware of the reports from the NFL draft regarding Laremy Tunsil and potential NCAA violations during his time at Ole Miss. Like we do whenever an allegation is brought to our attention or a potential violation is self-discovered, we will aggressively investigate and fully cooperate with the NCAA and the SEC.”

Ole Miss has yet to confirm that any action has been taken against Farrar. Hugh Freeze is scheduled to speak to the media following Wednesday night’s practice.