Ole Miss is coming off a seven-win season in 2012 and according to the school's athletic director much of the credit for the program's success centers around coach Hugh Freeze. 

“Coach Freeze has really set a standard of energy and passion around our program and he’s got our players to buy into that,” said University of Mississippi athletic director Ross Bjork. “It really starts from the energy from Coach Freeze and the chemistry we have on that staff.”

Bjork, who was in Orlando to take part in the national athletics directors convention, said it’s Freeze’s passion and energy that helped the program in recruiting.

The Rebels landed a top five recruiting class including the nation’s top player in defensive end Robert Nkemdiche as well as the nation’s top receiver Laquon Treadwell.

“It’s an exciting time in Oxford and now we just got to keep growing and keep talking about the process knowing that we really haven’t done what we wanted to accomplish,” Bjork added. “We’ve got bigger aspirations, but we’ve laid the foundation.”

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