The man who Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi's football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall Thursday night. It was a recently filed civil lawsuit from Houston Nutt — who coached Ole Miss from 2008 to '11 — against the university that unearthed the phone records that eventually revealed Freeze's school-issued cellphone had dialed an escort service on at least one occasion in 2016. Freeze resigned on Thursday after university officials found that the coach engaged in a "pattern of personal misconduct" that was unacceptable. The 47-year-old — who was making more than $5 million per year — will receive no buyout, according to Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork.
Michigan’s Garrett Moores is looking to win one of college football’s most prestigious awards for the second year in a row. Moores won the Holder of the Year Award last year and gave an incredibly moving acceptance speech. Here is my full acceptance speech for the 2016 Mortell Holder of the Year Award.
The Texas Longhorns' first 2019 commitment is a big one. Not short on quarterback recruits, UT secured another Friday in Roschon Johnson, one of the nation's top 2019 prospects at the position. Johnson committed during Texas' Stars at Night recruiting event. The quarterback position at Texas has been inconsistent, at best, since Colt McCoy ran out of eligibility in Austin. While Shane Buechele has Longhorns fans seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, coach Tom Herman and staff are attacking the future of the position with an aggressive recruiting attitude. Texas already has a pair of ESPN 300 signal-callers on the verbals list: Casey Thompson and onetime Oklahoma commit Cameron Rising. Johnson,