Ole Miss Football: Rebels exuding positivity during spring practice
Last month the Ole Miss football program self-imposed a one-year post season ban after the university received a new notice of allegations from NCAA, accusing the school with a lack of institutional control.
Head Coach Hugh Freeze was also charged with a failure to monitor his coaching staff, a pair of level I violations Ole Miss plans to fight.
On the field, the Rebels must continue to fight as well despite dealing with the negativity surrounding the situation. So far, it’s been all positivity from the players during spring practice which picked back up this week following spring break.
On Tuesday they were allowed to speak to the media for the first time since the ban.
Defensive End Marquis Haynes said, “Attitude been great, phenomenal, really. Everybody has been staying positive, keep the energy. We’re just going to keep moving forward and wait for the season.”
Offensive Lineman Javon Patterson said, “I was devastated about it, but as a team, next morning we had a 6 o’clock workout and everybody showed up with high energy.”
Running back Jordan Wilkins said, “Everybody has the vision of going to a national championship, stuff like that, SEC championship. Like I said, it doesn’t take away anything from how hard we’re going to work.”
The Rebels still have to go in front of the committee on infractions later this year for their final punishment.