Ole Miss is sitting at 5-5 heading into its Saturday afternoon face-off against No. 8 LSU in Death Valley, which means they need just one more victory to become bowl eligible. An upset of LSU would be shocking. The fact that Ole Miss went from a dismal 2-10 campaign a year ago to being on the verge of bowl eligible is beyond shocking. The job Hugh Freeze and his staff have done in less than one year in Oxford is as impressive a coaching performance as any around the country.
It should come to no surprise when you hear Freeze talk.
Referring to not being happy with six wins and bowl eligibility, Freeze stated this week, "It's something you wish wasn't talked about as much. It would be nice to have that out of the way, but we don't. There's still a lot to play for. You want it so badly for the fans, but also for the few seniors that we do have. You want the young ones to experience what that is like because we need the extra practices. We need that badly, to start building our program."