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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Rebel Coach Hugh Freeze was asked during the week leading up to the Compass Bowl how important a win to get to 7-6 would be. He hedged on his answer, but after the Rebs won, 38-17, over Pitt, he admitted it was "huge."

When the final horn sounded on Ole Miss' convincing 38-17 win over Pitt, a game that really was never in doubt from early on, something strange took place. Not only was Coach Hugh Freeze given a Gatorade bath, but he was also carried to midfield to shake hands with Panther Coach Paul Chryst. Those are normally actions reserved for teams winning conference titles or national championships, not...

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