The Ole Miss football program is currently in the midst of a very serious probe by the NCAA, which includes a number of Level I violations. In total, there are 28 violations detailed in the NCAA’s investigation, so SB Nation took the opportunity to see how the NCAA probe could be impacting the Rebels on the recruiting trail.
SB Nation met with four-star cornerback Chevin Calloway ahead of the Under Armour All-American Game and the Ole Miss target shared a bizarre comment regarding the investigation that he was told by Rebels coach Hugh Freeze.
According to Calloway, Freeze compared the current NCAA probe to Jesus being crucified.
Here is the full quote from the SB Nation story:
“Well, Coach Freeze told me when you’re that big and out there with faith in Christ, he’s like, ‘What do you expect? Jesus got nailed to the cross.’ So, he was just telling me sometimes things like that happen, but that’s never going to change how he’s going to treat his players and take care of them. Even if — I don’t know if he really did make the mistake, doing what he did or not — but I can just tell he’s a good person, great person. I know they’re looking at maybe a bowl suspension [for 2017]. I don’t know what they’re gonna do. But I don’t think that’ll affect anything as far as how he treats his players and stuff like that.”
Freeze has never hid his faith and is known to be very religious, but even then this comparison is difficult to digest. But hey, as long as Freeze can convince some recruits that it somehow makes sense, it could work out for Ole Miss in the end.
If not, Ole Miss could be left without any major commitments and with serious sanctions once the investigation is complete.
Photo Credit: YouTube