Freeze, staff visit North Mississippi on Rebel Road Trip
Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Daily Corinthian
was a strong 400-plus Hotty Toddy crowd at the Crossroads Arena
Wednesday night as they welcomed The University of Mississippi
staff with open arms.
BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip hosted by the Tri-State Rebel Club
visited Corinth for the fifth year in a row.
no question, when we make out the road trip schedule each year,
Corinth is always on it, said Ole Miss Athletic Director
Ross Bjork. It is without a doubt one of our best, largest
and loudest stops we make each year on the Rebel Road Trip.
night included campus insight from Bjork and an update on womens
basketball from Coach Matt Insell.
football Coach Hugh Freeze then talked about the passion his team
has for continued success on the field.
game plan starts with recruiting -- to accomplish goals, people
must surround themselves with the right people to help make it
happen, said Freeze. I want to surround myself with
people who want to win that big trophy. The Sugar Bowl is great,
but I want to win that SEC championship, so we try to recruit
the the people who want what we want and can help us get it done.
said after recruitment, he teaches core values to the team, which
includes attitude, mental toughness, faith, integrity and love.
is how we act, Freeze said. At our university, we
dont believe we have to take a back seat to anyone. We really
do believe we can compete with every team we step on that field
with and we act like it.
to Freeze, mental toughness is being able to make decisions that
reflect the core values. Faith, integrity and love are also important
core value components, he said.
have this thought all the time -- what do I need to do to sustain
the success that weve had (the last) four years. It haunts
me pretty much every night, but it also drives me. And makes me
want to get up the next day and do it again and do it better,
added he followed his dad into coaching.
the age of 10, I never saw myself doing anything but coaching,
and I always tell my kids, find out what makes your heart beat
faster than anything else in life and do it for the rest of your
life," said the coach.
fans in attendance were also witness to the gifting of Freezes
Sugar Bowl Championship ring as Balfours Greg Williams presented
the golden, diamond encrusted piece of jewelry to the head football
coach prior to the event.
to all Rebel fans, The Tri-State Rebel Club has no membership
sales and other fundrasiering efforts for the club benefit a scholarship
fund which helps local students attend The University of Mississippi.
club has awarded more than $11,000 in scholarships, and on Wednesday
night, they announced their two latest winners.
High School's Andrew Ketchum and Booneville High School's John
Haynes each received a $1,000 scholarship to attend Ole Miss on
behalf of club members and local Rebel fans who support club events.