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Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze Equates His Program's Success With How Much Steve Spurrier Talks About The Rebels

At SEC Media Days in 2012, Steve Spurrier was asked about a bye weekend on South Carolina's schedule. 

He responded in classic form. 

"You think I make the schedule?" Spurrier said. "If I made the schedule, Georgia'd be playing LSU and we'd be playing Ole Miss."

South Carolina did not play Ole Miss that season, which upset Spurrier, since the Rebels entered 2012 having lost 15 of their last 16 conference games. 

Spurrier made no such quips about Ole Miss during his press conference at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. this week. Rebels coach Hugh Freeze sees that as a good thing for his apparently rising program. 

">@CoachHughFreeze: "One good thing about Media Days is coach Spurrier's not talking about us as much."

— Mike Herndon (@TheMikeHerndon)

Ole MIss' @CoachHughFreeze: "One good thing about Media Days is coach Spurrier's not talking about us as much."

— Mike Herndon (@TheMikeHerndon) July 17, 2014

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Ole Miss is seen as a potential dark horse team in 2014 by some. The Rebels were picked to finish fourth in the SEC West in the media poll, but possess a Heisman candidate in Bo Wallace and a host of young talent on defense.