Hugh Freeze does his best to compliment Arkansas' offense

Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Good try, coach.

Look, it's hard to be a college football coach. You've got to balance winning on the field with recruiting off it, you've got to keep the boosters and the students happy, and sometimes you even have to answer questions about Arkansas's offense.

That's Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, doing his best to talk up his opponent. There's not much to talk up.

It's no secret Arkansas is struggling under first-year head coach Bret Bielema. After wins in their first three non-conference games, the Razorbacks lost to Rutgers and have fallen in all five of their SEC contests, putting up a paltry 17 points combined in a three-game stretch against Florida, South Carolina and Alabama. Arkansas ranks last in the SEC in scoring offense (20 points per game) and second-to-last in total offense (355.3 yards per game).

The Rebels' task will be made even easier -- it looks like star defensive end Robert Nkemdiche will return for Ole Miss.

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