What they’re saying nationally about Ole Miss’ NOA response
Published 7:05 am Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The nation has responded to Ole Miss’ response.
Reaction from around the country started rolling in shortly after the school made public its response Tuesday to the amended Notice of Allegations in what’s arguably the country’s most prominent ongoing NCAA college football investigation, which began in 2012 and will reach its conclusion when the Committee on Infractions makes its final ruling after a hearing this fall.
Here are some of the stories and tweets:
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Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde writes that Ole Miss’ response makes it clear that it fully supports head coach Hugh Freeze and fully rejects a former staff member.
USA Today’s Dan Wolken wonders if the unwavering support of Freeze could come back to bite Ole Miss.
SBNation contemplates how Ole Miss’ decision to fight the NCAA will impact recruiting.
The school using a screenshot of the Joker from a rival player’s Twitter account as evidence is also an attention-grabber.
Ole Miss is admitting and agreeing major violations occurred, but also arguing Hugh Freeze should not be held responsible for them.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) June 6, 2017
Read the Ole Miss response. Short version: "A lot of this happened, some didn't, but Coach didn't know any of it. For realz." #USC
— Chuck Oliver (@kingcfb) June 7, 2017
The quick take: Ole Miss really is standing with Hugh Freeze. Multiple sources/experts have told me that’s the riskiest tactic possible
— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) June 6, 2017
Nothing Earth-shattering in Ole Miss' response. Pretty much what was expected after that February video. Going all in on Freeze against NCAA
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) June 6, 2017
Essentially, Ole Miss is saying that b/c Freeze took "proactive measures" he shouldn't be held to standard of NCAA legislation. Good luck.
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) June 6, 2017
Here's the Ole Miss response to NCAA violations. School is fighting to keep Hugh Freeze. https://t.co/iNkBVJDkJp
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 6, 2017
Ole Miss saying the didn't lack institutional control essentially means they controlled and knew they were paying players
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) June 6, 2017
Well this different: Included in OleMiss Response to NCAA the Joker gif MSU LB/ex OM recruit LeoLewis used zinging OM pic.twitter.com/RT0kVCgLV3
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 6, 2017