Hugh Freeze has thought through what he wants his funeral to be like (Getty). Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze had an, um, interesting way to get his team motivated for the 2016 season. Freeze said Monday that he staged a mock funeral for himself as a way of getting his team to recognize how to work for the results they want.
There were a couple of developments on the quarterback front for Maryland Wednesday morning. The one with the most immediate impact was the announcement that Perry Hills has been named the Terps’ starter at the position. Hills, a senior, had been involved in an offseason-long competition with fellow senior Caleb Rowe for the starting job. Hills started eight games last season and ran for 535 yards, the fourth-most by a quarterback in the program’s history. He also tossed 13 interceptions; in fact, Hills and Rowe, who started the other four games, combined to toss a staggering 28 interceptions. Of the 114 quarterbacks in passing efficiency listed on the NCAA’s stats website, Hills was 109th.
New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers’ status is up in the air after an arrest. According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, Rogers, who has started 15 games in two seasons at NMSU, turned himself in to authorities Friday on a misdemeanor battery charge in an alleged incident involving his girlfriend.