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St. Stanislaus coach Bill Conides apologizes for Ole Miss tweet

By PATRICK OCHS

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St. Stanislaus coach Bill Conides, left, took to Twitter on Wednesday to vent his frustrations with Ole Miss' lack of recruiting in South Mississippi. Fourteen 2017 recruits currently hold at least one Division I offer, ranging from Troy, Southern Miss, West Virginia to Cal, Tennessee and Mississippi State. The Rebels have yet to offer any of the Coast's football players.

The Rockachaws garnered plenty of attention last week when St. Stanislaus head coach Bill Conides called out the Ole Miss football staff for their recruiting efforts of his players.

In a tweet that was later deleted, Conides said “Dear [at] OleMissFB thanks for not offering my kids. I can’t wait for their teams to schedule you in the future. Get ready to get skull-drug.”

Monday, he released the following statement on the school’s website: “Recently, I posted a message on my Twitter account concerning Ole Miss football and recruiting. The content and language I used in the message gave voice to personal frustrations with the recruiting process concerning several of my student athletes. Unfortunately, my choice of words overshadowed that message and I realize that social media is not the correct forum to voice my concerns. My language was inappropriate and does not represent the views of the Saint Stanislaus community at large or the values for which we stand. I apologize to all loyal students, coaches, staff, fans and alums of both Ole Miss and SSC for the words I used and the manner in which I communicated the message. It is my sincere hope that the longstanding ties between St. Stanislaus and the University of Mississippi will remain strong and that we can all move forward as we look to better our storied and respected communities.”

Conides had vented specifically about the recruitment of stars Myles Brennan and Chase Rogers.

Both families have ties to Ole Miss, and while the Rebels have shown interest in the duo on and off, the recent Sugar Bowl champs have not offered either SSC standout.

Brennan, who recently visited Oklahoma State, has offers from Memphis, Southern Miss, Troy, South Alabama, California, Kentucky, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas-San Antonio and Vanderbilt.

Rogers is a Tennessee commit who picked up an offer from Mississippi State last week. He also holds offers from Memphis, Wake Forest, Troy, South Alabama, Tulane, California, Arkansas State, UAB, Colorado State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas-San Antonio.

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