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Rebel Road Trip Freezes in Jackson

By Justin Walters
By jwalters@wbbjtv.com

NORTH JACKSON, Tenn. - Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze is no stranger to West Tennessee.

For the first time in four years, Freeze returned to Jackson since resigning as Lambuth head coach in December 2009.

"Two of the most enjoyable years of my coaching career were at Lambuth," said Freeze, who compiled a 20-5 with the Eagles.

Freeze, Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork and women’s basketball coach Matt Insell were also in Jackson as a part of the Rebels Road Trip.

Freeze says he has nothing but fond memories of the Jackson community.

"It's about people. It's not always about the best facilities or the best things."

Under the helm of Freeze, Lambuth won the Mid-South Conference West Division and advanced to the second round of the NAIA playoffs for the first time since 1999.

Freeze's has transitioned his success seamlessly over to the Rebels. In his first two seasons, the Independence, Miss., native has led Ole Miss to bowl victories in each season.

"We want to continue building in year three and staying on course with our core values," explained Freeze about the upcoming season.

Despite his hiatus from Jackson, Freeze did mention it's exciting to reflect on the good times with old friends.

"My family is fondest of this place and we feel like we're still a part of it."

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