Hugh Freeze: “Thou shalt not call an escort service…”

Hugh Freeze
BobLee
August01/ 2017

Hugh Freeze: “Thou shalt not call an escort service…” on your school’s cellphone.

It has always been easy – and trite – to compare Sports and Politics.

Both are highly competitive… involving large emotionally-charged partisan “fan bases”… who will immediately gravitate to whichever version of TRUTH fits their agenda… steadfastly defending that convenient TRUTH against vicious assault by their scurrilous opponents armed with their own fantasied version of unassailable TRUTH.

There are only Two Types of Big Time College coaches and/or “politicians”…

(1)  Yours… and

(2) All those no-count,  lyin’, cheatin’ sons o’ bitches,

Into this TRUTH arena today we have former Ol’ Miss Football Coach Hugh Freeze… and US Senator John McCain.

I grabbed that juicy story on Dimple The Nitwit in Charlotte; so I am graciously letting AgentPierce discuss John McCain. He is going to later this week.

###

How closely have you followed the tabloidy soap opera involving Ol’ Miss Football?  I suspect not all that closely.

“We” have that gloriously raging dumpster fire not-so-affectionately labeled UNCCH’s The Great Unpleasantness (TGU), a.k.a “Greatest Eligibility Scam in NCAA History”.  It is difficult to muster interest in anyone else’s “raging dumpster fires” be it Louisville, Ol’ Miss or whoever.

“Raging dumpster fires” involving Power Five Football / Basketball programs are like “grandchildren”. Everyone has them, but no one else’s are quite as “special” as yours.

I pride myself on nicknames and obtuse analogies. This one “dumpster fires” to “grandchildren” is an immediate all-time favorite.

Quick Summation of Ol’ Miss Mess… Ol’ Miss Football emerged out of decades old SEC mediocrity 5-6 years ago when an unknown former high school coach – Hugh Freeze – had a couple of OMG recruiting classes. “Overnight” Freeze’s Rebels were beating Alabama.

No way THAT happens without “rampant cheating” of course…. Booster slush funds et al all the standard SEC “it ain’t cheating unless you get caught” crap.

EVERYBODY knew Hugh was cheating.  It was only a matter of times before it would go KABOOM.

Hugh got caught when one of his NFL-bound 5-star recruits bragged on national TV about “his sweet deal” at Ol’ Miss. Uh Oh!

One of Hugh’s weak defenses was “I’m not cheating but the guy here before me did…” Uh Oh. That guy – Houston Nutt – took offense at that. He hired lawyers to dig up dirt on Hugh.  They did pretty quickly.

Blind Side

Hugh Freeze had been Michael Oher’s coach at Briercrest Christian Academy in Memphis. Michael Oher of The Blind Side movie fame where Sandra Bullock was the hottie blond soccer mom and Tim NcGraw was her hubby who owned a bunch of Taco Bells.

Hugh Freeze built his reputation as a scripture-quoting Super Christian. That worked well for him with recruits’ mammas… until he got under the “take no prisoners” microscope of SEC Football.

Houston Nutt’s lawyers found phone records of scripture-quoting Hugh calling an escort service on his Ol’ Miss cellphone. Uh On!

Will these goobers EVER learn how computer / cellphone data can be traced?  No. They will never learn.

Hugh’s “oops, it was a misdial” excuse lasted less than hour before Ol’Miss fired him.

The immediate supposition being that there were A LOT of “oops misdials” and worse about to be revealed that Ol’ Miss officials knew about but hid; because, as we note above, Hugh was beating Alabama with some regularityGodfather

Universities not releasing supposedly public information on naughty coaches is akin to mobsters “taking the 5th”.

“Damn right, I’m guilty as I can be; but you can’t prove it… Ha Ha Ha!”

The world now has two camps.

(1) Oh Goody… another sex scandal at a Power Five sports program. With all the usual references and jokes about all of Rick Pitino’s sordid sex scandals… and, of course, Bobby Petrino crap too.

(2) Hugh Freeze is THE MOST Godly Man I Know camp. The Blind Side family – the Touhys – stand steadfastly by Hugh despite reports coming out about some kinky stuff Hugh was doing at Briercrest Christian Academy prior to Ol’ Miss.

(Both Houston Nutt and Bobby Petrino coached at Arkansas for those of you keeping score.)

Are you thinking…. “BobLee, doesn’t pretty EVERY college coach grab a Bible and start quoting scripture when “the video” / “call records” / “madam / pimp “ goes public?   Yes… pretty much all of’em do.

It is the first ploy their lawyer recommends after “Coach, you probably oughta wipe the lipstick stain off your shirt collar”.

Does it matter what scripture? Not at all.   No one pays attention knowing it is always the first ploy.

While the caught coach is quoting scripture, his lawyers are working feverishly to convince his very angry former-cheerleader -now mid-40-ish wife to “stand by him” in exchange for an iron-clad deal that she GETS EVERYTHING including the Lake House and all the jet skis.

Every SEC FB/MBB coach, and most ACC ones, all have “Lake Houses” with lots of jet skis. … Don’t know why. “Famous rappers” have lots of watches and gold chains with their initials in diamonds.

Why do dey do dat…quote scripture when they get caught? Because it always works with a segment of their obscenely naïve fan base.

It NEVER works with anyone outside their own fan base even when/if the guy actually is innocent and truly IS “a Godly man”. THAT will happen some day… maybe.

Are there ANY truly “Godly men” in Big Time College Sports (or politics?) ?  Probably… maybe… who knows?  Diogenes might wear out a lot of sandals looking for one.

Are there favorite scriptures they all use when caught literally and figuratively “with their pants down”?

Pretty much anything containing the words “forgiveness”… “remorse” … and “I swear she said she was 18”.

Will anything ever change with this crap?

Just as soon as human nature changes. That hasn’t happened in 5,000 years of recorded history but nothing last forever… does it?

When YOUR COACH gets caught and starts quoting scripture, YOU will believe him and aggressively defend him too. That is human nature too.

Which is why it is so much fun to write about it…

###

MORE of BobLeeSays… LINK

BobLee

59
Leave a Reply

avatar
17 Comment threads
42 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
21 Comment authors
DougCNRBobLeeTodd LesleyBob Kennel Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
CNR
Guest
CNR

I want to be on Albert’s team. I often read his book. Fifty years ago I left college coaching and have never missed a minute of the subterfuge of the bad boys in that crowd. . Ultraviolet, David then sent, through Joab, Bathsheba’sz husband ,Uriah, to his certain death. We received the Ten from whom? They didn’t seem to apply to King David. Interesting. . BK, thank you for reminding us about McCain and the K-5. Most people seem to have forgotten the Keating Five’s penal escapade. Was the Senator the only one to miss a prison term? Who covered… Read more »

Doug
Guest
Doug

Coach, I don’t know why but this jogged a memory from around 1972 involving Coach Rupp and UK basketball player, Jim Andrews. On a Friday night during basketball season a few of friends/co-workers were at the Two Key’s Tavern, a popular college bar at 333 Limestone Ave. in Lexington. . UK was playing Tennessee on Saturday night. According to my buddies Jim Andrews was there and was having himself a large time throwing back a few beers until around 2AM. On game day a few fours before tipoff it was announced that Andrews had flu and would not play. .… Read more »

CNR
Guest
CNR

Doug, I am going to send an answer to BL and he will forward it to you. You have the situation exactly correct. There are a few more instances. You must understand his Lone Ranger speech and what he expected from his players every moment they were on scholarship at UK. It was the same for forty-two years. The most important aspect was education, but not PE! I think you will enjoy the stuff. The Indiana history books all say I played for him. I didn’t. It was assumed that I was going to UK with Cliff and Frank. I… Read more »

Doug
Guest
Doug

I’m very grateful for your reply Coach..

Todd Lesley
Guest
Todd Lesley

I used to be in the dealership finance business. I had one rule…if the dealer had a picture of Jesus on the wall..we need to watch them like a hawk.

Bob Kennel
Guest
Bob Kennel

BL, short of raunchy but full of funny. (Missed your RedBirds team sale at the time but noticed no mention of my deliriously happy Dodger season currently 44 games over .500 with a new hero every night – except ex-catcher Kenley Jansen every night). Now the breathtaking run of the “Freeze” in the news. All you need to do is read Coach DD’s Father’s-Day letter to his 3 son’s to have confidence where he stands. I’m sure glad Kennel’s Beach is on the Neuse River rather than a lake. We congregate in golf carts for meals, Sunday Schools, and sunsets.… Read more »

ultraviolet
Guest
ultraviolet

Rambling here….Apparently college football coaches are the modern version of King David. They get ‘special’ privileges of instant forgiveness for whatever they do. Commit adultery with Bathsheba? No problem. God has special plans for football coaches that us the unwashed don’t understand.

With the common association of University of Arkansas and Bill Clinton, Petrino, and the Nutt, there must be something in the water there. With my advancing age maybe I need to go there and research that.

What did Sandra Bullock know and when did she know it?

Paul Coder
Guest
Paul Coder

We wore the short shorts back then but, as I recall, the unitard was form fitting spandex. Probably too personal. I remember that they ended up wearing shorts over the unitard for the one game.
By the way, USC put out a press release stating that OJ will not be invited to football practice or games when he gets out. In 2002, when the Trojans were playing in the Orange Bowl, he showed up at practice and was embraced by Pete Carroll.

CNR
Guest
CNR

A key to a person’s character is to know their friends and heroes. Your example is pure Pete.

Paul Coder
Guest
Paul Coder

At Southern California they are finally getting over the fallout from the Reggie Bush “free house for his parents” case and the HFC Steve Sarkisian “out of control drunk” situation. Now, the Dean of their Medical School, an esteemed 66 year old opthomologist, has been revealed to have had a secret life of “partying” with various shady people over the last several years. There is video of him swallowing Ecstasy and smoking Meth in various hotel rooms and even his office, while in the company of various lowlifes, most in their twenties. Things started to unravel when a woman described… Read more »

Earl.86
Guest
Earl.86

I disagree with Sally. The Money Line in this one is : “I swear she said she was 18”. “…all the jet skis” was great but #2.

Sally.T
Guest
Sally.T

The Money Line: “…including The Lake House and all the jet skis.”
.
BL; why are all these coaches so easy to stereotype? You’re right. Pretty much everyone of these train wrecks go down the very same way.

NCSU88
Guest
NCSU88

– He was just trying to recruit some talent for the Ole Miss pom squad and save some ladies from the world of human trafficking. Nothing to see here.

Doug
Guest
Doug

Politicians, doctors, lawyers, preachers, the next door neighbor, professors, mill workers, athletes, reporters, librarians, astronauts, judges, teachers, traveling salesmen, undertakers etc. and it’s suddenly news and people get surprised when it’s a Big 5 coach? Everybody is doing it except for BLS readers of course.

Ron
Guest
Ron

How did Sweet Carolines get into this…..never trusted Neil Diamond

JD
Guest
JD

So Bible Thumping Hugh was calling the hookers for himself or for recruits?

Former96heel
Guest
Former96heel

ORW’s verses somehow included ‘Dagged jim’ or some other minor curse variation. Not sure which translation he uses. The New Swanannoa Revised, I guess.
.
But why has Coach K’s been able to sidestep responding to Mickey’s whorehouse?

NCSU68Grad
Guest
NCSU68Grad

YEP, Did not see THAT coming. Did not know Hugh….he must have been “setup” like Ricky Pinto or Bobby Pretrino was. Obviously a rival Power5 school with computer geeks that altered the “Phone Records”. TGU is probably getting MORE headlines…. . In Hugh’s defense, I or maybe a friend misdialed the Hertz Gold tollfree number circa the late 90’s. We got a recording from a “Gold Digger” club in Texas where the girls were available for Lap Dances OR other intimate encounters in their 5 Star Private, On SITE, rooms. That was a hoot…. . So, maybe there was titilating… Read more »

Elrod
Guest
Elrod

I wonder what scripture good Ol’ Roy is gonna quote? You could start a pretty good office pool on that one, BL.

TarSpartan
Guest
TarSpartan

I’ll put my money on Ecclesiastes 1:9 : “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun.”

ncsu1987
Guest
ncsu1987

plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

I can only imagine if Larry or Dave were caught in similar circumstances, we would see ample examples of all the personalities you describe…

And yes, I don’t know why, but it shocks me every time something like this is found on an official cell phone. Seriously?