AUDIO: Neil McCready on Ole Miss at SEC Media Days with 92.9 FM ESPN

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AUDIO: Neil McCready on Ole Miss at SEC Media Days with 92.9 FM ESPN

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Looking back to the Geoff Calkins Cher right here. Promised immediate days the last day here at the wind free hotel. Here at the higher regency. In Hoover Alabama. As promised joining me now is the publisher of rebel group dot com he is the host the Oxford Exxon podcasts as well as your got podcast. Both available. Now on iTunes or any. In Droid store you'll look crede ill thank you for joining us. This at least seems to be from the culmination of what appears to have been a relatively. Flat. SEC eighty days that's the story lines and whatnot it seems like everything was kind of building it today whether outlets thought I was gonna happen. It. Aerial. Out on. Tuesday. And stay settlements has emerged as the main event since. Frequently a good thing. They put it this is it just thought that in this case it is it is not a. When you look at. Yesterday you went with the Houston lawsuit and you know what are were certainly there that takes her firing from all directions and to me it seems like the the overall conclusion was. This does affect anything as it pertains to the actual case brought in CA itself. By people did show it did show little bit and it showed a little bit of a pattern. Yeah but really bad day old mrs. CO like yours whites. So. So much of illnesses argument. Is that Hugh freeze didn't go. So much of illnesses argument is that Barney for all our acted. As a road basically. And Hugh freeze did. And they Hugh freeze is a really good guy. Who's. Spent so much time on compliance trying to do his program the right way so much about the right way. Literally that verbiage yes. Yet here you have a devastating. Losses. Was confused and a commitment. But you have a devastating lawsuit that. Does a really decent job on the mild here. Hope exposing freeze as this guy who is image conscious. And willing to lie. And mislead. And deceive. To protect himself and his program. To protect a recruiting class. That Friday that pat forty story broke as you well remember if you're working with me at that time all too well. The date that story broke literally as that story broke kids were arriving for a official visits that week. It had been the big weekend that they had targeted each year Ole miss like many programs picks one weakened in the recruiting cycle. And makes it the big Super Bowl week. And that was old mrs. They went into spin control. Houston be his attorneys. Get a really good job of pointing that out. So this is where. Threes I think enormous problem. Will the committee on infractions when it was a premium prices anything. Will the committee on infractions to human Trixie things will they look at this ago. C. This is why I don't believe this guy. This is why I think that their line this is why I think they're willing to say anything and buried 81. To protect themselves to protect him to protect his image. Is a real problem. I wrote this last night to day. This is a bit of a dry roads and streets. It's an opportunity today to practice. Image control. Because I think this Eli is going to have pointed specific questions of him. It's Brinkley goal I didn't know when he thing. It's difficult to believe. An opportunity to day. To handle questions. I think yesterday was a devastating day for their for their case now. Resist but Houston and a quick. That that is not the reason Houston is not coat. And frankly I think Houston but those. That story came out yesterday it's not coincidental that came yesterday came out yesterday in in did you damage. Intended. To recap. Mission accomplished. Houston that is not a head coach today because his last two teams oldest were garbage. Garbage. On the field off the field in the locker room in the classroom in every possible way he wrecked that broke he knows it. I covered Houston for four years he checked out that last year it was a defeat. And it did not manager Jeremiah so leave your before it would have happened a year earlier. So. But. There were opportunities. In those first couple of years. For Hugh freeze and Ole miss to extend an olive branch of sorts to Houston. And they never did. Instead it was yeah I mean we inherited this record we've cleaned it up but we are we we had to rebuild these people. Not the person he's got ego. His ego got badly bruised and you've got pissed off about body exacted a pretty big measure of revenge yesterday. How his. Lawsuit goes of course who knows. I don't know. Should make the case that. Almost every single reason why at home this is it where they all are is because of this lack of understanding that. You do have to sometimes reach out to other people and keep that satisfied whether Lindsey Miller whether it be Houston. You can. Kind of I think it's got the particular I don't know though I think that element to it you know I think. Probably suggests that it will be here I think while his steps line. Was probably roster. That that was the best night terrible as petrol threatens the hostage video. That idea. So. We read the first in no way. So that. Surely. He should have told local reporters. Were greeted not with read it was with us gummery. Here's what's. Play. One hate to. Miller they write but what payment for a few dollars for congress hotel. Like our hotel stays. We. Leave jail though there was a vacated voters don't. Care that there was nothing. Could that aired had been built nationally that you freezes this. Players but they're out cheating images throwing buckets of cash. Yet in that in no way that was. The one about eight years. Here's what's. Here it is those. Even rejected that means. Even worse my opinion. At least 60 wait they're either steal a lot of it got up about the actual specific allegation that in the second you know way. The second Italy concede that the CA presented a case where they decided. Was Ole miss has a way that they. They pale specific examples to build their case. In the personal way or not. It was put to rip them are real hodgepodge assortment where if we would have read that you regretted it. With. You sit there go. The general consensus was that it. You know it's waited waited waited waited waited Memorial Day to release the that was prominent in the that's not right I felt like it released right well Friday afternoon right before. It feels like for instance for adult. Idol I don't. And my guest. Resonates all live. So when you about today he freezes again today and you think about it opportune. Chances there that this goes the same wave it perhaps it became stuck on the region's position. It. He does. Let's your risk of reasonable chance leverage I mean obviously those that there's always chance that I would practice practice but there. You keep it at some point. Look at the plate Travis is tweet yesterday story. Houston just in freezes career I think it was hyperbolic yet. But I think he's come on to. I think the thing that people to realize especially or mr. with a rod what clay was writing. They think that it was it was scorching hot Tiki. Reality all I I think you're right to play for a player wrote that the NCAA's case. Is essentially. This it's essentially the fact that. They are saying that we don't believe you you please be me and that doesn't that that doesn't know. Well yes you claim to not know last time we saw the clearly lie you have me you have a pattern of lie yes. That was what clay was right. It would play and and so you freeze it. Oh boy that label. With this Eli. Failure to monitor is going to stick. Lack of institutional controls to. He's got to be a sense within let's let's get real here. There's a sensor of people in the media that what do you do and why are you sticking with this why are you writing this out this is that an indictment if you freeze and say this but at some point in incorporate. World. People say hey we key go further with this we're gonna give you severance package we're gonna give you. We're gonna give you a parachute but we gotta you gotta jump off this plane. All this is not done that all business doubled and tripled quadrupled balance that this is our guy. And at some point. You have to start thinking about Cain you. What happens if you get hit really hour. And then where you go from there if you stick with Hugh freeze howdy. At some point you're going to have to repair his image and by eight maintain noble image because this. We have a different way of doing things we recruited you for Q we've. It does not work the SEC for God's sake. That message does it resonate it can it be yes it's just like when their bases you know but in this league teams everybody left that. You've got it in my opinion Hugh freeze this isn't an indictment on the main it's really not it it's saying I think it's a point. Hugh freeze has to decide that he's going to just be a football coach. You get be offered that opportunity I don't know I don't know it's too. I think a lot of damage has been on I think. They are on the precipice they'd be cool mist of being forced to do something close to a decision. And you can get to the precipice of walk your way back people have done it. But they got us are walking back soon they've got to start repairing they've got to start winning the messaging battle. And the problem that god is at some point the next couple three months. They're gonna sit in front of a nine or ten person committee. And those people kind of hold their faith that. As you get a two year old man and you get bigger monitor. You did lack of institutional control that you get show causes are major suspensions or whatnot. Some point the damage is done to preferable. Steven Hill McGrady of rebel group dot com production Exxon podcast here from a media days. He'll win this is kind of where I this is the question I get off it and you answer better that night you because you're better this. How schools do you think. Given the same set of circumstances. Help schools with interstate power five or its digs while other schools in the SEC. Would have wound up taking this course of action that'll let's take. Only want to configure. It is Mississippi State and even makeup date with Jackie Sherrill and topped it. It's. Employers Ole miss has. I mean you know. You freeze took over. Did a fantastic job. Well. One of the best coaching jobs overseas recently was now. Whatever that thought is that team won six games the previous years combined and it was a pain. He did. The first year of the play well they were in the playoff discussion and in November. Program between four months from chaos. That's fantastic job. And Wallace were and then they. They want your bubble. That would add to that went back to back BC yes. I mean people like to be little breeze so that it looked outside the no one could have predicted. All on the last day of Houston state. No one with eighties and it would use it for years is miserable and finished in the country don't. They did. But last year was disaster. They're gonna have a difficult time recruiting at the same level for any. Foreseeable future. Again you know I'm I'm being repetitive I just think at some point. He has to make a decision about how you're going to repair this because that David has been done. There's that bit that the people that act like nothing's happened but nothing's happened to hurt them that that happened to his ability to. To recruit. To win over fan support that's that's ludicrous of course names. It's that that's when you say like it's reasonable approach the problem you know to become that guy. As he's ever with that apparently just passed by a there's that the joint Alice I'm surprised after last night as a recording contracts where. Some some of the music videos and hustle from their karaoke it was awe inspired. I mean I was emotional eulogies. It is this guy. I mean it's shaped American Idol did as an institution. Because that could have been America's next. I think every get back we'll that's great because bring it back with Katy Perry is 12100 of her last album there's a lot to use it. Only breaking the old gray shirt is so breathtaking stuff was lost. Neil McGrady. Rebel group dot com the Oxford Exxon podcast the beer garden podcast he is the best at what he does he's the right part of us. A he'll receive top of it right of replacement.
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