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Freeze and Mullen participated in MS Gulf Resort Classic Pro-Am before rains canceled event

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak is one of the favorite stops on the PGA Tour Champions 26 official events.
That's according to the pro golfers.

Those PGA golfers, age 50 and older, mingled with local amateur golfers, while playing in the Thursday Pro-Am before rain canceled the event.

Thursday's Pro-Am got underway without a hitch, no rain and that was good news for two of the State's major college football coaches.

Under cloudy conditions and threatening rain, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze got in some practice on the driving range.  He played along side 2011 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic champion Tom Lehman.  Before Freeze teed-off, I asked him...how has the NCAA investigation affected his team?

"Life is full of adversity and the real thing that you focus on is the kids, "said Freeze.  So, we just poured into them.  We're just proud of them and they have been a great testimony on how to handle adversity. It was disappointing last year going from two New Year Six games to not making a bowl game, but we're looking forward to the future and these kids have handled it remarkably."

Twenty minutes later Rich Westfall announced on hole No. 1 that Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen would be playing with 2015 Mississippi Gulf Resort Champion David Frost.

On the subject of football....could Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald become a Heisman candidate in 2017?

Mullen said, "If you look at it the last couple of years, it's kind of the best player on the best team seems to get that award.  So, we would have to have a great season as a team.  But if we have a great year as a team and get back to No. 1, you never know."

Remember no one game Mississippi State much of a chance of competing for the SEC title in 2014.  Those Bulldogs were not only in the hunt for the SEC title, they were ranked No. 1 in the nation for weeks before they dropped 3 games late in the season.  Anything can happen!

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