Spring Games are intra-squad scrimmages that draw fairly large crowds as fans get excited for the start of the new college football season, but Ole Miss Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze is not a fan of the games.
There would be one tweak to the spring games that Freeze would be interested in, however.
If Freeze were to get his way, spring games would be used as an opportunity to get a scrimmage against another team. Freeze said he will pitch the idea during SEC Fpring Meetings in Florida.
“I would love to see us be able to scrimmage another team. That way you can go ones on ones, twos on twos, threes on threes – really get something out of it,” Freeze said, via the Clarion Ledger.
“Maybe even adopt a charity. Maybe it’s a 1-AA opponent that you don’t play in the regular season. I think there would be a lot of interest in something like that. I wish we could do something like that.
“I’m going to bring it up in our meetings… and feel out how our coaches feel about it. I think it would be a really fun event for everybody.
“… I’m just not a fan of the public spring game that we’re currently doing. The kids want you to divide up. The fans want you to divide up. Really, I’m not sure how much we get out of it. I know we don’t get as much out of it if we just had another practice against each other. That’s not really what everyone wants to see. So I kind of give into that.”
It is certainly an interesting idea and one that should strongly be considered. If record crowds are turning up for spring games as they currently are, adding an opponent could bring a new dynamic to the atmosphere.
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