They were hard on him for throwing Coach Freeze and his staff under the bus after his phone was hacked and certain incriminating exchanges between he and the coach were posted to Instagram. In this day and age the whole thing was a made for Tee Vee moment and boy was the viewing public treated to one.
I suspect the under the table payments to players goes on in every SEC program. It certainly explains the sudden appearance of Ole Miss as a football powerhouse on the national scene. For the local recruits here on the coast, the lack of attention from Coach Freeze and Ole Miss is certainly a blessing considering where the program is headed.