Scott Rabalais: If Auburn can rehab a coach Hugh Freeze, maybe there’s hope for Will Wade

Scott Rabalais: If Auburn can rehab a coach Hugh Freeze, maybe there's hope for Will Wade
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1. The summer of Mr. Freeze

Auburn coach Hugh Freeze saw his successful but stormy tenure at Ole Miss end six years ago after a reported call to an escort service and an earlier charge by star offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil that he got paid by the Rebels. Asked Tuesday whether he thought he’d ever coach in the Southeastern Conference again, Freeze replied: “At that point, no.” If Auburn can rehab coaches with checkered pasts such as Freeze and men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl, there is hope for ex-LSU coach Will Wade in the future.

2. Vandy: Home of boundless optimism

Vanderbilt is the only SEC school where success can be measured in going 5-7 and 2-6 in conference. The Commodores did snap a 26-game SEC losing streak in November with an upset win at Kentucky, then beat Florida the next week. But in Friday’s media picks, the Commodores likely will be last in the SEC East again. “We will not back down from our mission to build the best college football program in the nation,” coach Clark Lea said. That’s the spirit. Don’t go changing, Vandy.

3. Finding motivation down under

When you’ve won back-to-back national championships like Georgia, you start hunting ways to fend off complacency. At Georgia, that meant going to the ends of the earth. Coach Kirby Smart said this offseason his team spent six weeks studying the New Zealand All Blacks national rugby team, regarded as the most successful team in the world. “One of their big mantras is ‘Better never rests,’ ” Smart said. “We believe that.” Another national title and maybe the All Blacks will be studying the red and black.


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