It’s been a loud offseason for Ole Miss’ football program — an NCAA investigation, Hugh Freeze’s resignation and all of the national attention that has negatively affected the Rebels in recruiting.
But now, it’s time to play football. And Ole Miss interim coach Matt Luke is impressed with the way his team handled the eventful offseason, praising them during his appearance on The Paul Finebaum Show on Monday.
“I think these guys, they haven’t wavered,” Luke said. “They’ve been through a lot, and I think it’s brought them closer together.”
While most talk surrounding Ole Miss isn’t about the actual on-field product, perhaps a surprise season from the Rebels could shift that attention.
“These guys came here to play football, that’s what they want to do. I think we can use some of that as motivation,” Luke said. “Kind of put the noise behind them and do what they came here to do.”
Luke’s conversation with Finebaum came after he met with the media earlier in the day, sharing his excitement for his debut hosting his alma mater and giving updates on several injured players.
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