Sep 28, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze talks with quarterback Bo Wallace (14) during a timeout against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the third quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Mississippi Rebels 25-0. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Meltdown in Oxford

It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure they would come crashing down from their high of being 3-0. It’s human nature. Just like MSU was 7-0 last year and came crashing down. We really thought we had a chance, even if it wasn’t a very good one, to beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa last fall. Ole Miss fans felt the same way. They didn’t quite start a #WeBelieve trend on twitter, but they were pretty confident after beating Texas. I think we all heard from them. Well, Bama has a way of humbling you. And then Auburn exposed Ole Miss for the Top 25 fraud they were. The Bears got over-inflated, and we all know what happens to a balloon when you let the air out….it bangs against every wall in the room – meltdown time.

It’s always fun to see OM come back to reality after they had their head in the clouds for the last 9 months. Here are some quotes from their fans…

  • This season will tell the tale.  [Hugh Freeze] either coaches up the talent he has or we remain a 6 win team that goes to a low tier bowl game. If it’s the latter he will never progress above a low tier bowl. If we do not make 8 wins by next season we need to pull the plug quickly.

  • i have to admit,i have had very high expectations from last year.our schedule this year for first half of the season is a tough one with a young team on the road.my biggest concern now is if the transition can be made form freeze’s background to playing sec teams and matching not only talent but coaching that is necessary to win.i see more play calling decisions,schemes and such playing a very big part in our success.i just don’t seem to have the optimism or patience in my old age and senility.

  • He will win enough to keep his job and because he is such a likeable “good ole boy” and everyone likes his speeches he will stick around for years to come. But he will never get us to a SECCG or in the NC hunt. End of story.

  • if we don’t show some improvement as the year goes on, we won’t come close to signing the class we did last year. GO REBS.

  • Ole Miss is what it is and has always been and that’s a mediocre football team. There will be some exciting moments from time to time but in the end it will never amount to a championship.

  • Hate to say it, but [Bo Wallace] can’t cut the mustard. Just your average QB. His turnovers are killers.Sad part is, don’t see any QB’s for the future.

  • I would give Brunetti a real shot this week.  At least he can run threat and design a short pass game for him.  How many times was Wallace caught from behind last night.  I swear it looks like he is running in concrete shoes.

  • Mississippi is poor, the schools have no clout against richer, bigger schools like Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Florida. It is what it is and we are who we are. Accept the fate and go to Hawaii and drink fruity drinks to feel better. End of story. Amen.

  • I know there are other factors, but Freeze’s gameplan only worked against the three teams with the weakest defenses so far this season. The better SEC defenses have now adjusted to it, so now it’s time for Freeze to make an adjustment….. to counter the counter, so to speak.

  • I’m feelin sadness. It appears that teams have figured out Freeze’s outside running game which he refuses to abandon.

  • Anyone ever played “Arkham City”? Mr. Freeze was probably the hardest boss to defeat in that game. Every time you tried one method of attack, he would adjust to it so you couldn’t use that attack anymore. If you didn’t watch it, he was one step ahead of you and you had to constantly adapt your attack to be able to defeat him. I wish our Mr. Freeze was like that.

 

This week – here comes Texas A&M and Johnny Football.

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