Hugh Freeze returned to college football, according to a report from the coaching site FootballScoop. However, it is not in the SEC.
Freeze is destined to be appointed head coach of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The former head coach of Ole Miss had the options to become the offensive coordinator of Tennessee or Auburn. Florida State would also be interested in Freeze, to the same extent. Nick Saban and Alabama may have looked in the direction of Freeze with outgoing offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, but this has never been publicly developed.
The former Liberty Turner coach Gil retired, and now, Freeze enters a perfect situation in Liberty. The Flames are independent of the FBS and the stadium hosts only 25,000 fans. Freeze and his wife made their first public appearance in Liberty after the Ole Miss fiasco, and Freeze has a chance to build a program at an emerging university.
In October, Freeze was named offensive coordinator for the Arizona Hotshots of AAC, but obviously wanted to return to college football.
It is interesting to note that Freeze seemed to confirm the report on Friday morning via Twitter:
The taste of the earth teaches us to taste the taste of sugar. So grateful for all the many encouraging and loyal friends who have been there in difficult times. Going forward to finish well. Thank you, Lord.
̵1; Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) 7 December 2018
Thank you brother
– Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) 7 December 2018
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