Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze speaks to the media at the SEC Media Days Thursday in Hoover, Alabama.OXFORD – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said during his run through ESPN’s annual “Car Wash,” which brings all 14 Southeastern Conference coaches to its Bristol, Connecticut studios, that Chris Jones was the recruit that got away.That’s not really a surprise, considering Jones was a five-star, in-state prospect. Ole Miss also made a hard last-second charge to try to pry Jones away from Mississippi State, which resulted in one of the more dramatic recruiting finishes the state has seen in a very long time. But what may shock some is that Freeze apparently still talks to MSU’s defensive tackle. Freeze told ESPN’s Joe Schad that the two still chat “on the phone about life.” It wasn’t Freeze’s only interesting comments from Monday. He told ESPN’s Brett McMurphy that he’d be in favor of getting rid of National Signing Day completely. Instead, Freeze says he’d prefer if a prospect could sign letters of intent right when they committed. It certainly could have helped the Rebels last year. Four-star linebacker Leo Lewis and offensive tackle Drew Richmond both backed out of their commitment to Ole Miss just days before they could officially put pen to paper. Here are some of the other more interesting tidbits from Freeze during his time running around the hallways at ESPN: Hugh Freeze said four juniors have school-paid insurance policies worth up to $7.5 million— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 20, 2015 Hugh Freeze if he could change @CFBPlayoff: “Let’s only play 11 games, no league title game %26 have 8 playoff teams”— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 20, 2015 Hugh Freeze said new Mizzou DC Barry Odom and TCUs Gary Patterson playcallers he respects most. Instincts for right calls at right time.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 20, 2015 Hugh Freeze said he would start all 3 Ohio St QBs on first snap of 1st gm and play each for a quarter— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 20, 2015
SYDNEY: Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden has been named in the squad for the 13th edition of the IPL in the UAE. It is noteworthy that both are Indian pacers. Hayden said that they will be Jaspreet Bumra of Mumbai Indians and Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Hayden was part of MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings team for the first two seasons of the IPL.Hayden said the experience will help Bhubaneswar win the IPL. Bhuvi is the highest wicket-taker in the 2016 and 17 seasons and holds the Purple Cap. Bumra, on the other hand, has become one of the most dangerous pacers in the world. He is also a Death Over Specialist and a key player in Yorkers.Hayden said that Bhuvneshwar has always been one of the best players in the IPL and that experienced seam bowlers are always a threat. “Playing against Bumrah is a challenge for any batsman in the world,” Hayden said on Star Sports’ cricket-connected show.When it comes to spinners, this will be a great season for Chennai Super Kings’ Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja. Apart from them, CSK also has Imran Tahir, Piyush Chawla, Khan Sharma and Mitchell Santner as spinners. “This will be a great season for leg-spinners,” Hayden said.Even people like veteran Harbhajan perform well. Bhaji is a player who did not play many cricket matches last year. But he has always performed well in the IPL. Hayden added that CSK’s Jadeja could also perform better this time around.Get the latest news from myKhel. Allow Notifications
League of Legends developer Riot Games has named David Higdon the newest Global Head of Communications for the esports division. David Higdon, Riot Global Head of Communications – EsportsHigdon has previously worked in prestigious positions such as Chief Communications Officer for the LPGA, Vice President of Integrated Marketing Communications for NASCAR and most recently as Head of Strategy on a fitness training project with his father called Hal Higdon Digital. He has also worked as a business and marketing consultant on esports projects such as a workshop with The University of Oregon.Higdon posted the announcement on LinkedIn and said: “Headed to LA as Global Head of Communications, Esports for Riot Games. Yes, Riot Games – developer and publisher of League of Legends. More later…”This adds to Riots recent hires along with Hans Christian Dürr as Head of Esports DACH. Christopher Tom is currently Communications Lead for Esports with Riot and will most likely work under Higdon.Higdon will officially begin with Riot at the end of the month and make his first appearance on behalf of the developer at the North American League of Legends Champions Series (NALCS) summer finals in September. Esports Insider says: This is a strong global hire for Riot as Higdon has vast experience in communications in a non-endemic space along with consulting experience in esports. Riot has been under scrutiny lately with a recent Kotaku expose on the sexist environment within the company. A new approach to how they handle communications could be just what they need.Sign up to our newsletter!