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Freeze tackles reviving Mississippi's program

Hugh Freeze has spent his first weeks as Mississippi's football coach playing catch-up, constantly on the road or on the phone as he tries to convince prospects to give the Rebels a chance. Hugh Freeze has spent his first weeks as Mississippi's football coach playing catch-up, constantly on the road or on the phone as he tries to convince prospects to give the Rebels a chance.

(AP) - Hugh Freeze has spent his first weeks as Mississippi's football coach playing catch-up, constantly on the road or on the phone as he tries to convince prospects to give the Rebels a chance.

He says it's been encouraging experience. It's also been a humbling one.

Freeze admits his staff is fighting an uphill battle, but "we're also glass-half-full guys and think that we'll do OK."

An optimistic outlook is probably best for the 42-year-old, who was hired away from Arkansas State after leading that program to a Sun Belt Conference regular season title. The Senatobia, Miss., native was hired partly because of recruiting ties in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Freeze says Ole Miss still has an attractive sales pitch. The Rebels are just two years removed from back-to-back Cotton Bowl wins.

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