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

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

Freeze has accepted the top teaching job at Liberty, FootballScoop first reported. In response to Stadium, the varsity 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 response to a number of experiences. 

The 49 12 months outdated has been out of teaching the final two seasons after resigning underneath stress from the Ole Miss job in July 2017 amid an NCAA investigation and proof that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 mobile phone. 

Freeze was 39-25 in 5 seasons with the Rebels, main the workforce to a bowl recreation 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 exchange Turner Gill, who retired Monday after seven years on the faculty. Liberty performed on the FBS degree for the primary time in 2018, going 6-6 as an unbiased.  

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