Hugh Freeze has Ole Miss football quickly headed in the right direction.
After two consecutive losing seasons (4-8 in 2010 and 2-10 in 2011), the first-year Rebel coach Hugh Freeze performed a near miracle in 2012. Freeze not only led Ole Miss to a win over rival Mississippi State for the first time since 2008, but he guided the Rebels to a win in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
Before knocking off Pitt in the Compass Bowl 38-17, Ole Miss had not been to a bowl game since the 2009 Cotton Bowl. Without question, Hugh Freeze far exceeded expectations in 2012.
He wasn't satisfied though. Freeze wanted more, and that's exactly what he got.
As soon as the BBVA Compass Bow was over, Hugh Freeze turned his undivided attention to recruiting.
On February 6, the Rebel leader signed ESPN's No. 5 recruiting class in the nation. Ole Miss football has been the talk of the college football world ever since.
While Ole Miss lost RB Randall Mackey, OG A.J. Hawkins, K Bryson Rose and TEs Ferbia Allen and Jamal Mosley, it just so happens Freeze landed talented recruits at the same positions in his 2013 class. Let's not forget, Freeze also signed the nation's No. 1 DE Robert Nkemdiche.
Here is a look at a group of freshmen Hugh Freeze can build his program around.