Monday Press Conference

Highlights from Hugh Freeze’s regular press conference …

The first question involved Alabama administrative coach Tyler Siskey. Freeze credited Alabama’s plan, called Tyler Siskey a “good man,” and says he doesn’t believe a rule was violated. Will not contact SEC office.

Here’s Hugh:


Freeze got a lot of questions on the phone from Auburn media. There will be quite a few stories about the Freeze-Gus Malzahn friendship this week. Freeze sent Malazahn a text on Sunday, and Malzahn responded. They agreed to not talk again until after the game.

Freeze says he wished the two of them were in different divisions in the SEC and didn’t face one another every year.

On the injury front, CJ Johnson has a sprained ankle. Freeze didn’t offer many specifics beyond that. Robert Nkemdiche sustained a broken finger in the Alabama game but isn’t expected to miss playing time. Donte Moncrief has a sprained shoulder.

WR Vincent Sanders was at the presser and glad to be back. He says he’s eager to work back into the rotation.

It was a very tame Bo Wallace today. He felt like his comments were taken out of context last week.

Here’s Bo:


He did say he believes Auburn is playing harder this season. It was against Auburn that Ole Miss broke a 16-game SEC losing streak last season.

Had an interesting conversation with wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan. I asked him if he remembered the last time his offense had been shut out. He thought it was against LSU in 2011.

Things were pretty bad at the end of 2011, but the Rebels did manage two field goals in the last two games. The LSU game was a 52-3 loss.

Prior to the 25-0 loss to Alabama, Ole Miss had not been shut out since 1998.

Upon learning that, Logan said he’d never been on an offense that been shut out in a game.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Missouri Rebel

    Are there any other reports on Moncrief’s shoulder injury? Will he miss time and if so any indication of how much?

  • DPRushing

    Was there any comment made as to why we passed on three field goals and did NOT test alabama’s cornerbacks deep?

    • Missouri Rebel

      DPRushing — correct me if I’m wrong as there have been a couple of the games that I haven’t been able to watch (due to viewing restrictions in my area) but how many deep balls have we thrown in any game this year? I haven’t seen many.
      With our receiving corps it seems that we should be stretching the field more often.

      • DPRushing

        I’ve seen a handful. Nowhere near enough, especially Saturday night.

        • Missouri Rebel

          No kidding…I was beginning to question whether Bo Wallace’s is really 100% or not.

    • NT5150

      Great analysis, DP. I never felt during the Bama game that we were playing to win. Our offense looked and played as though they were desperate…nothing was making sense on offense. You just described what coach should have known and exploited during the game.
      I support Coach Freeze, but he is going to have to do a better job of coaching. Our team has bought into playing for 60 minutes…and our coaching staff is going to have to start coaching for 60 minutes. Since when does our team not score when it can? I am very disappointed with the coaching decisions when it comes to the Bama game. Just as disappointed as I was with the coaching in last year’s A&M, LSU, Vandy, and Georgia games…all losses.

  • Doug

    Who’s that blonde to the left of Freeze?

  • papatoLC

    HF hates to lose. It was on his face. I like that he did not let the media push him into using an excuse for the loss. I think they will be ready this Saturday.

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