The NCAA has reportedly given Ole Miss its sanctions. And in addition to a one-year bowl ban, a loss of 13 scholarship and a finical penalty, a number of coaches involved with the process have been hit with a show-cause, meaning they cannot coach at an NCAA level for the time period of the show-cause penalty.
The biggest name involved might also have the most intersting penalty. Hugh Freeze was given a two-game suspension, and a one-year show cause penalty, but only as a head coach. According to a report by Mark Schlabach of ESPN, Freeze could become a coordinator or assistant and not have any restrictions.
Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze received a one-year show cause and two-game suspension from the NCAA, but only for head coaching positions. If he takes a coordinator or assistant’s job, there would be no restrictions, sources told ESPN. https://t.co/DWzNwTKizH
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 1, 2017
Freeze was dismissed from Ole Miss back in July. Matt Luke took over for Freeze and served as the interim coach for the 2017 season and was promoted to the full-time job this past Sunday. Luke faces no penalties as he was not implicated in any of the NCAA’s findings.
Chris Kiffin, a former defensive line coach for Ole Miss who is now working for his brother Lane at FAU, received a two-year show cause penalty.