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Would Ole Miss invite Hugh Freeze back for a 10-year Sugar Bowl anniversary ceremony?

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Should they, even?

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We’re going to conduct a poll.

On Monday, as the Ole Miss football storm raged on upon the wave of fall camp’s first day of workouts, AP Mississippi beat man David Brandt — who graciously came on Podcast Rebellion last weektweeted an interesting poll question: “It's 2025. Ole Miss is celebrating the 10-year anniversary for its Sugar Bowl win with a halftime ceremony. Will Freeze be invited?” His answer options were as follows:

A. Absolutely
B. Depends on NCAA case
C. Probably not
D. Not a chance

This is an interesting question, if perhaps only in thought experiment. The chances that Hugh Freeze appears at a halftime ceremony honoring the historic 2015 Rebel football team reside somewhere between whale shit and the bottom of the ocean. He certainly led a terrific campaign that year — the offense was spectacular and exciting and efficient — but the aftereffects of two years’ worth of NCAA probes and his resignation in disgrace would necessarily preclude his inclusion in any sort of in-person memorial. Especially in north-central Mississippi.

Still, though, under what circumstances and twists of fate and history could Hugh Freeze actually walk on the field at Vaught-Hemingway another time? What if a shit-faced Houston Nutt crashed the party yelling that OLE FREEZE STOLE HIS DAMN SUGAR BOWL? What if?

Our editorial line is a pretty solid “no,” but it does generate interesting — and INTENSE — conversation. So? (Poll will close at 5:30 CT Friday, Aug. 18.)

Poll

It's 2025. Ole Miss is celebrating the 10-year anniversary for its Sugar Bowl win with a halftime ceremony. Will Freeze be invited?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Absolutely
    (276 votes)
  • 14%
    Depends on NCAA case
    (104 votes)
  • 23%
    Probably not
    (168 votes)
  • 24%
    Not a chance
    (178 votes)
726 votes total Vote Now