That excitement was tempered slightly when it was announced Monday morning that Hugh Freeze has resigned at Arkansas State to take the head coaching job at Ole Miss.
Freeze met with the Red Wolf Football team at 7:15 a.m. to personally give them the news.
"This is one of the hardest days in my life," Freeze told AStateNation.com "I love these kids and I love my coaching staff, I love Jonesboro. My family and I have been treated so well here. It's hard to leave somewhere that you love so much."
Freeze, who grew up in Senatobia Mississippi about 45 minutes away from Ole Miss, has been a life long Rebel fan.
"It's home," Freeze said. "If it wasn't Ole Miss, I might not be leaving. This is my dream job, getting the chance to coach at the highest level and the chance to get to coach in the SEC was to much to pass up." According to Arkansas State Sports Information Department, a press conference will be held later today to discuss the situation.