Shea Patterson granted permission by Ole Miss to seek transfer

Ole Miss plays Georgia Tech in the Music City Bowl

Ole Miss learned on Friday it would receive a second-year bowl ban from the NCAA leaving the Rebels out of postseason for 2018 unless the school wins its appeal. The school met with the NCAA Committe on Infractions in September, and the school is set to release the official findings at some point this morning. That means that any school that wants to hire him must meet with the NCAA infractions committee.

"I think it's being a little harsh, we already imposed a one year bowl ban and lost the scholarships, so it really hurts the program and the school", Ole Miss junior Kevin Ryan said. "It is clearly an excessive punishment and we our outraged at the unfair characterization of our football program and the university culture involving athletics".

Bjork added that citing a rules violations case from more than 30 years ago "is not applicable to our current case". The NCAA noted that former head coach Hugh Freeze "acknowledged that upon coming to MS, he was surprised by the "craziness" of boosters trying to insert themselves into his program". The ruling said that Freeze promoted an atmosphere of rules compliance, but that he failed to monitor his staff. "I want to thank everyone who stood by me, including my family, my friends, and the University of MS".

According to ESPN, the Rebels also received a 13-scholarship reduction, financial penalties, and various coaches and administrators received show-causes for different amounts of time.

Three years of probation, until November 30, 2020.

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A two-year show-cause order for the other involved assistant coach. There will also be a vacation of wins ineligible athletes competed in. The show-cause is directly related to the NCAA investigation into recruiting violations. That won't be easy considering the looming postseason ban for the 2018 season.

Matt Luke was recently named Ole Miss' head coach after spending the past season as the interim.

They will have an addition one year bowl ban, in addition to the self-imposed one they are now serving, meaning no bowl games until 2019.

Freeze resigned over off-field issues - including allegations that he repeatedly made phone calls to escort services - in July.

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