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21hAlex Scarborough

Ole Miss' Freeze to fight 'failure to monitor'

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said he will continue to fight the NCAA's charge of failure to monitor his staff and called it a "remarkable opportunity" to lead in a "difficult time."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Hugh Freeze said he had no comment on Mike Gundy's unfair playing field comment other than to say, "Maybe we can meet in another Sugar Bowl and see how that goes."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Hugh Freeze says he's not worried about his job security. "I'm not really concerned," he said. "I've had administrators watch me for five years ... and they've been very supportive."

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Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Would Hugh Freeze have done anything differently in light of the NCAA allegations? He says, yes.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Speaking at the start of spring practice, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says, "I'm grateful that the investigative part of the NCAA is over and we can move forward." He added that he has to lead in a "difficult time."

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Recruiting Nation: Ole Miss violations

Matt Schick and Gerry Hamilton discuss the impact of the latest notice of allegations at Ole Miss. Plus, an interview with the No. 7 propsect in the ESPN100, Kevin Knox.

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Is Freeze's job in jeopardy at Ole Miss? (2:18)
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6dEdward Aschoff

Freeze's defiance could lead to Ole Miss' downfall

As the Rebels are reeling from the NCAA's latest notice of allegations regarding lack of institutional control, a 2013 tweet from the head coach continues to haunt the school.

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6dEdward Aschoff

Toughest stretch: Ole Miss Rebels

The Rebels face a four-game run against teams they lost big to in 2016. Will they fare better next time around?

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Bowl ban could be 'worth it' for Ole Miss (0:55)

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

With the amended NOA, Ole Miss' football program now faces 15 Level I violations. Nine of the. came from the previous NOA. One was upgraded as well. There are six in the new NOA.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Hugh Freeze: "I am extremely disappointed to learn that any member of my staff violated any SEC or NCAA rules, and as the head coach, I regret those actions. Any behavior by my staff that is inconsistent with that commitment to do things the right way simply does not reflect the emphasis I personally place on NCAA compliance. As the record will show, I am constantly communicating to our compliance office, the SEC office, and industry leaders to make sure we are using best practices when it comes to doing things the right way. Contrary to the allegations, I have demonstrated throughout this entire process that I have a strong record of promoting compliance and monitoring my staff, and I look forward to presenting that evidence to the Committee on Infractions."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Bjork said that it is alleged that the "scope and nature of the violations demonstrate that the university lacked institutional control and failed to monitor the conduct and administration of its athletics program." Bjork and Chancellor Jeff Vitter said the school will contest this charge. "First, as Ross stated, the university will fight the charges that it lacked institutional control and that our head football coach did not promote an atmosphere of compliance or fully monitor his staff." -- Vitter

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork says that after last year's notice of allegations stated that there were 13 football-related chargers, the amended NOA now has 21 football allegations – eight of which are new. One allegation from the prior notice has been expanded. However, none of the new allegations relate to NFL Draft night situation with former LT Laremy Tunsil, who admitting to accepting money from an Ole Miss coach. The school has added a one-year postseason ban for the 2017 season.

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7dMark Schlabach

Ole Miss football self-imposes 1-year bowl ban

Ole Miss officials announced Wednesday they're self-imposing a one-year bowl ban for the 2017 season after receiving a new NCAA notice that accused the school of a lack of institutional control.

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13dGreg Ostendorf

Under-the-radar recruit: Ole Miss Rebels

A pair of interior defensive linemen -- Tae-Kion Reed and Sincere David -- weren't highly rated, but Ole Miss expects both players to contribute.

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14dMike Rodak

Ex-Ole Miss QB Kelly disinvited to combine

The agents for former Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly said the NFL has not provided a reason for the rescinding of his combine invitation and that he might still travel to Indy later this month.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Agent Vance McAllister tells 1270 The Fan in Buffalo that QB Chad Kelly is being "singled out" in having NFL combine invite rescinded and NFL VP Troy Vincent is again "shooting from the hip" with decision. Fellow agent Duray Oubre says the NFL "got it wrong" and this is a "form of discrimination" against Kelly.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

One of QB Chad Kelly's agents, Vance McAllister, tells 1270 The Fan in Buffalo that his client has not received any written correspondence from NFL rescinding his NFL combine invite. McAllister said NFL invited Kelly to combine Jan. 6 and had him book flight to combine two weeks ago. McAllister adds NFL VP Troy Vincent has not explained why he was not on invite list today, but Kelly's agents received call from combine saying NFL told them invite would be rescinded.

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14dCraig Haubert

Why Texas and others need big 2018 recruiting returns

Texas and Baylor changed coaches and Ole Miss has a looming NCAA investigation hanging over its head. Those programs' recruiting suffered as a result, and now they need big 2018 classes.

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Alabama looks stout ahead of 2017 season (1:58)

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