A Mississippi State fan was the one who discovered the one-minute phone call former Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze made to an escort service on January 19 that ultimately led to his forced resignation, according to ESPN. "I feel more strongly now than ever that I'm the right man to run this program". Freeze and Ole Miss were already in trouble with the NCAA, so the embarrassing and inappropriate phone call provided the school with a convenient opportunity to call an end to the Freeze era in Oxford. Robertson says he did not specifically go searching for something to bring down Freeze with, but it just turned out that way.
Matt Luke had a steady rise up the coaching ranks but his final step up to head coach was an abrupt one. The original line of thinking was that the call was found by Houston Nutt's camp and relayed to Ole Miss.
Luke lightly detailed the events of Thursday. Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork called the pattern of calls "troubling". Me and the players and the coaches have no influence on what happened. Numerous players are connecting with an unrelenting passion he brings to the table.
Hugh Freeze was forced to resign last week after it was discovered he called an escort service..
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We've seen rival espionage in college football before, but this is particularly good because of the accidental upheaval of a program already in turmoil.
Ole Miss opens practice August 2.