Highlights from Hugh Freeze’s regular press conference …
The first question involved Alabama administrative coach Tyler Siskey. Freeze credited Alabama’s plan, called Tyler Siskey a “good man,” and says he doesn’t believe a rule was violated. Will not contact SEC office.
Freeze got a lot of questions on the phone from Auburn media. There will be quite a few stories about the Freeze-Gus Malzahn friendship this week. Freeze sent Malazahn a text on Sunday, and Malzahn responded. They agreed to not talk again until after the game.
Freeze says he wished the two of them were in different divisions in the SEC and didn’t face one another every year.
On the injury front, CJ Johnson has a sprained ankle. Freeze didn’t offer many specifics beyond that. Robert Nkemdiche sustained a broken finger in the Alabama game but isn’t expected to miss playing time. Donte Moncrief has a sprained shoulder.
WR Vincent Sanders was at the presser and glad to be back. He says he’s eager to work back into the rotation.
It was a very tame Bo Wallace today. He felt like his comments were taken out of context last week.
He did say he believes Auburn is playing harder this season. It was against Auburn that Ole Miss broke a 16-game SEC losing streak last season.
Had an interesting conversation with wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan. I asked him if he remembered the last time his offense had been shut out. He thought it was against LSU in 2011.
Things were pretty bad at the end of 2011, but the Rebels did manage two field goals in the last two games. The LSU game was a 52-3 loss.
Prior to the 25-0 loss to Alabama, Ole Miss had not been shut out since 1998.
Upon learning that, Logan said he’d never been on an offense that been shut out in a game.