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Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze comments on NCAA investigation

MEMPHIS — Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze participated in Wednesday’s InnerWorkings Pro-Am at TPC Southwind in advance to Thursday’s FedEx St. Jude Classic.

With the release of Ole Miss’ response to the NCAA’s amended Notice of Allegations, which can be read here, Freeze met with reporters briefly before his round began with professionals Stewart Cink and Scott Brown.

“Yeah, it’s great,” Freeze said when asked if he was happy to have the support with all that is going on. “The support’s been phenomenal. I couldn’t ask for any more from my people. They’ve witnessed me closely run a program and obviously they have confidence that we’re doing it the right way. We’re excited to get to the next phase of it.”

The next phase is now the case goes before the Committee on Infractions. The NCAA has 60 days from the time Ole Miss filed its response to build a case summary before a date is set for the hearing.

“I’m just ready to get to the next phase,” Freeze said. “There’s no nerves. Just ready to get it over with.”