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Podcast Rebellion: How will the new Ole Miss coaches affect recruiting?

Can the likes of Wesely McGriff and Phil Longo salvage an abysmal 2017 recruiting class?

Hugh Freeze has been busy this offseason reformatting his coaching staff, hiring Auburn’s Wesley McGriff, LSU’s Bradley Dale Peveto, Sam Houston State’s Phil Longo and North Carolina’s Tray Scott. Not bad for a program under an NCAA investigation that has no end in sight.

With only one vacancy left to fill (the wideouts coach Freeze thought he’d bagged is heading to Baylor instead), the new-look staff must now turn its attention towards salvaging a recruiting class that ranks 38th in the country. Getting a commitment from a four-star Under Armour All-American bumped the class up 10 spots, but it’s going to take much more than that.

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We discuss the importance of making the McGriff, Peveto and Scott hires and how it can help shape a class that’s barely keeping it’s head above water. We also dive into hoops to talk about Ole Miss basketball’s Saturday matchup with Auburn and the big opportunity down the road against potential new No. 1 Baylor. We even take some time to give our take on the national championship matchup between Alabama and Clemson.