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    Scandals have led to sorry seasons
    July 21, 2017


    Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze resigned instead of being fired Thursday for what Ole Miss called a pattern of personal misconduct.

    Preseason practice is set to open in Oxford, Mississippi, in weeks. The Rebels are a month and a half away from starting the season against South Alabama.

    This is no time for a coaching change, but offensive line coach Matt Luke is being thrown into an interim position. He will try to save a season that already had been scarred by a self-imposed bowl ban for NCAA violations that Ole Miss said had nothing to do with Freeze being forced out.

    These types of scandal-driven offseason coaching changes have become somewhat common in college football. History shows teams that endure unusual upheaval do not fare well.

    Here are some notable offseason changes and how those seasons turned out.

    Art Briles, Baylor. After an external investigation found the school mishandled sexual assault claims, some against football players, Baylor's board of trustees began the process to fire Briles on May 26, 2016.

    Temporary replacement: Jim Grobe.


    Result: The Bears opened the season ranked No. 23 and started 6-0, and then lost six straight. They won their bowl game to finish 7-6.

    Tim Beckman, Illinois. Fired on Aug. 28, 2015, after an external investigation found he mishandled player injuries.

    Temporary replacement: Bill Cubit.

    Result: The Illini had shown some progress in the previous season under Beckman and started 4-1, but dropped six of their final seven games to finish 5-7.

    Jim Tressel, Ohio State. Resigned on May 30, 2011, after it was revealed he lied about NCAA violations, involving players trading equipment and memorabilia for cash and tattoos.

    Temporary replacement: Luke Fickell.


    Result: The Buckeyes went 6-6 and 3-5 in the Big Ten. The administration did not self-impose a bowl ban when it had the opportunity and the Buckeyes lost the Gator Bowl to Florida to finish with a losing record. The next year Ohio State had to serve an NCAA-handed-down postseason ban when Urban Meyer's first team went 12-0.

    Bobby Petrino, Arkansas. Fired on April 11, 2012, for lying to school officials about his relationship with a woman who was involved in a motorcycle accident with him.

    Temporary replacement: John L. Smith.


    Result: The Razorbacks had high hopes coming off an 11-win season, but they tanked, going 4-8.

    Butch Davis, North Carolina. Fired on July 27, 2011, amid an NCAA investigation about players receiving improper benefits and academic misconduct.

    Temporary replacement: Everett Withers.


    Result: The Tar Heels started 5-1 before losing four of six to finish the regular season. They completed a lackluster year by losing to Missouri in the Independence Bowl and ended up 7-6.
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    Freeze's fall partially traced to Nutt
    July 21, 2017


    The man whom Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi's football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall.

    It was a recently filed civil lawsuit from Houston Nutt - who coached Ole Miss from 2008 to '11 - against the university that unearthed the phone records that eventually revealed Freeze's school-issued cellphone had dialed an escort service on at least one occasion in 2016.

    Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found that the coach engaged in a ''pattern of personal misconduct'' that was unacceptable. The 47-year-old - who was making more than $5 million per year - will receive no buyout, according to Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork.

    Freeze's phone records might never have been researched if Nutt hadn't sued the university earlier this month. The lawsuit claims a breach of his severance agreement because of false statements he says school officials made to try to pin blame for the NCAA investigation on Nutt.

    There are 21 allegations in the NCAA's case against Ole Miss. Four of them occurred in relation to Nutt's tenure while 17 happened under Freeze.

    Ole Miss strongly defended Freeze in its latest response to the NCAA's allegations, saying the coach emphasized NCAA rules compliance during his tenure. Now the school will go forward in its case without him.

    In researching the civil suit, Nutt's lawyers made a Freedom of Information filing asking for Freeze's phone records covering several days in January 2016. The aim - which is detailed in the suit - was to try to show that Ole Miss officials conspired to spread misinformation to media and form a ''smear campaign'' against Nutt.

    It found much more.

    In those records, which were obtained by The Associated Press and several other media outlets, was a one-minute call to a Detroit-based number. An internet search shows the number linked to a site that offers various escort services. Subsequent research by Ole Miss officials into Freeze's phone records found more misconduct.

    One of Nutt's attorneys, Walter Morrison, said late Thursday that Freeze's attempt to pin blame for the NCAA investigation on Nutt backfired in a huge way.

    ''It's sad the university did not deal with this in the manner of which they should have,'' Morrison said. ''And if they had dealt with Houston Nutt appropriately to begin with, he would not have been besmirched, he would have been treated appropriately and fairly, consistent with the severance agreement that all of us signed.

    ''And interestingly enough, Hugh Freeze would probably still have his job.''

    Bjork said Freeze would have been fired if he hadn't offered his resignation. He added that Freeze's resignation occurred strictly because of his personal conduct and not because of the current NCAA investigation.

    ''In our analysis, we discovered a pattern of conduct that is not consistent with our expectations as the leader of our football program,'' Bjork said. ''As of (Wednesday), there appeared to be a concerning pattern.''

    Co-offensive coordinator Matt Luke has been named the interim coach for the coming season. Freeze finished with a 39-25 record, including a 19-21 mark in the Southeastern Conference, over five seasons.

    The Freeze era produced some huge highs for the Ole Miss program, including a Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma State following the 2015 season. But the victories have been largely overshadowed by a long-running NCAA investigation that includes charges of academic, booster and recruiting misconduct.
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    Matt Luke tries to pull together Ole Miss
    July 21, 2017


    The task of pulling together Mississippi's shattered football program is now in the hands of interim coach Matt Luke.

    The 40-year-old was promoted from co-offensive coordinator on Thursday night in the stunning aftermath of coach Hugh Freeze's resignation for a ''pattern of personal misconduct'' that started with the school's investigation into a call to an escort service .

    It's just the latest issue facing the embattled Rebels.

    While Luke has been an assistant at Ole Miss during Freeze's entire five-plus year tenure, his name has not been linked to the ongoing NCAA investigation of the program. Luke also has deep family ties to the university and north Mississippi, playing offensive line for the Rebels from 1995-98.

    Now he has a 12-game audition for the full-time job.

    It's not an ideal situation , but it's not completely bleak either.

    ''Matt is a great coach,'' Bjork said when announcing Thursday the school was turning the program over to Luke . ''He's a leader. He's a rock. He's an Ole Miss Rebel. And I'm confident - and especially even more confident after watching him address the team - that he will lead this team and program through this difficult time.''

    Bjork also noted that Wesley McGriff, the team's defensive coordinator, has been promoted to associate head coach. Luke was not immediately available for interviews in the aftermath of Freeze's resignation.

    Luke is now in charge of a program that still has a talented roster - especially on offense - but is in the midst of long-running NCAA investigation that's already caused the school to impose a one-year bowl ban for the upcoming season.

    The offense features several promising young players, including sophomores like quarterback Shea Patterson, left tackle Greg Little and receivers A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf.

    Luke needs to hold on to them to have success. But it is unclear if any players on the current roster will transfer in the wake of Freeze bombshell.

    Bjork said ''it's hard to say'' if there will be any roster changes. He said players are currently in summer workouts and several are in summer school. They'll also have a few days off before preseason camp on Aug. 2.

    ''We will give them space. We will listen,'' Bjork said. ''And whatever they decide to do, we will support them.''

    The Ole Miss program was under a lot of stress even before Freeze's resignation. The Rebels are in the middle of an NCAA rules infractions case that includes 21 charges of academic, booster, and recruiting misconduct. Fifteen of those allegations are currently classified as Level I, which the NCAA deems most serious.

    The school has already self-imposed several sanctions, including the postseason ban, scholarship restrictions and recruiting restrictions. More penalties could be coming after an NCAA decision in the case, which is expected later this year.

    It remains to be seen if Freeze's resignation will hurt or help Ole Miss when it argues its case in front of the NCAA infractions committee. The school has staunchly defended Freeze in the past, saying the coach emphasized rules compliance during his tenure.

    Bjork indicated on Thursday that view hadn't changed. He added that Freeze's resignation is strictly because of personal conduct and not related to the NCAA investigation.

    ''He has an established record that's well documented in terms of how he ran the program around compliance,'' Bjork said. ''And we still believe in that.''

    One small silver lining for Ole Miss is that the program should be on solid financial footing whenever officials hire a full-time coach - whether that's Luke or someone else.

    Freeze had multiple years remaining on a contract that paid him more than $5 million annually. Bjork said that if Freeze had not resigned, he would have been fired with cause under a morals clause in the contract.

    Because of that, the AD said there is ''no buyout, no settlement'' moving forward.

    But money can't fix the Rebels in the immediate future.

    Freeze was allowed to address coaches and players after he announced his resignation and Bjork said the meeting was tough.

    ''I saw some heads go down, as you might expect, but I thought (the players) handled it very maturely,'' Bjork said. ''Several of them came up and hugged me and Matt Luke and the coaches and from what I could tell initially, they're ready to move forward.''
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