Coach Hugh Freeze of Ole Miss...
On the transition from Arkansas State to Ole Miss:
"[The biggest adjustment] is time management. I want to build the same kind of program based on my core values. I want to build a program of accountability and great team chemistry. I'm not treating [the programs] any differently. I go about my days the same way, but time management is an adjustment."
On his first trip to SEC Media Days:
"I've enjoyed the heck out of it! I can see how five years from now it may become exhausting..."
On his unique offensive philosophy:
"I came up with it as a high school coach watching different coaches and teams play. [Arkansas State Coach] Gus Malzahn and I share a lot of ideas. [Texas A&M Coach] Kevin Sumlin and share a lot, well, used to share a lot of ideas...(chuckling)."
On his core values:
"That's what we lost last semester. We're starting with accountability. Every decision made affects our team and our teammates. If we can get the accountability and a good team chemistry going, we'll have a chance at some games. All of us are good at recruiting in this conference, so you're going to have some good players."
On opening day in Oxford:
"I'm looking forward to it. Growing up near there and experiencing it as a kid and as a fan gets me really excited."
On his "overnight" rise to Head Coach in the SEC:
"No, I would not have seen the rise happening this fast. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...it's a God thing. I've been very blessed."
On Archie Manning's approval:
"I remember being a kid waiting in a long line for Archie Manning's autograph. To get his stamp of approval carries a lot of weight."