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Hugh Freeze Responds To Jim Harbaugh's Criticism Following Satellite Camp Decision

Jim Harbaugh did not hold back from blasting many around the college football world yesterday, with specific aim taken at the ACC and SEC, and Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze. Harbaugh criticized Freeze for comments about not wanting to attend satellite camps, which six of 10 conferences voted to ban last week, so that he can spend more time with his family.

Harbaugh saw Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze say, “I’m away from my family enough, and I just did not want to go,” and it did not sit well with him.

Says Harbaugh: “You’ve got a guy sitting in a big house, making $5 million a year, saying he does not want to sacrifice his time. That is not a kindred spirit to me. What most of these coaches are saying is they don’t want to work harder.” 

Freeze joined ESPN's Mike & Mike this morning to elaborate on his statement and defend himself. He doesn't go back at Harbaugh too hard, but there definitely doesn't seem to be much love lost.

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Freeze also discussed some possible changes to the decision to curb the impact on smaller conference schools, who face the bigger impact from a ban on satellite camps.

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As Football Scoop's Zach Barnett wisely points out, the SEC has thrived without the camps over the last decade, so there's nothing forcing Freeze to make them part of his strategy at Ole Miss. Expect to hear plenty of more back-and-forth on this issue in the coming weeks.