Hugh Freeze to be named head coach at Liberty, reports say | NCAA Football

Hugh Freeze had been the most well liked identify within the Energy 5 offensive coordinator rumor mill the previous couple of weeks, however the former Ole Miss coach has opted for the massive fish, small pond route as an alternative. 

Freeze has accepted the pinnacle teaching job at Liberty, FootballScoop first reported. In line with Stadium, the college will introduce Freeze at a information convention Friday afternoon. 

Freeze had interviewed for offensive coordinator openings at Auburn, Tennessee and Florida State in current weeks, in accordance with a number of stories. 

The 49 yr previous has been out of teaching the final two seasons after resigning beneath stress from the Ole Miss job in July 2017 amid an NCAA investigation and proof that he had made a number of calls to an escort service utilizing his university-issued cellphone. 

Freeze was 39-25 in 5 seasons with the Rebels, main the crew to a bowl sport in his first 4 seasons. That got here after a 10-2 mark and bowl berth in his lone season as head coach at Arkansas State earlier than taking the Ole Miss job. 

At Liberty, Freeze will change Turner Gill, who retired Monday after seven years on the college. Liberty performed on the FBS stage for the primary time in 2018, going 6-6 as an unbiased.  

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