The University of Mississippi on Tuesday acknowledged in its response to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations that it "has concluded that significant violations occurred in connection with its football program over a period of years" but argued against the NCAA's claim of lack of institutional control.

Lack of institutional control and charges leveled by the NCAA against coach Hugh Freeze were deemed Level I violations, the NCAA's most serious.

"After careful analysis of the testimony and supporting records, the University has concluded that head football coach Hugh Freeze has met it and membership’s expectations to emphasize and promote compliance and to implement strong and comprehensive monitoring," the response read in defense of the head coach.

Ole Miss stood by its self-imposed sanctions, announced in February, that include but aren't limited to a postseason ban that necessitates the loss of nearly $7.8 million in SEC revenue, a double-digit reduction of scholarships and a more than 10 percent reduction in off-campus evaluation days in each of two years.