Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze has been a top target for the newly-opened South Carolina job ever since Will Muschamp was fired last week.
Freeze has lead his team to a stellar 8-0 start and earned the No. 21 position in the AP top 25. With things going so well for the coach, leaving the Liberty program would be a tough ask.
The second year Liberty coach loves where he is. He made that very clear today on College GameDay when Gene Wojciechowski addressed the elephant in the room.
“I won’t even entertain things of that nature at this point,” Freeze said. “I’m at total peace with staying here, as long as they’ll have me.”
In fact, the university announced just last week that Freeze had signed a contract extension with the program through 2026. Though he’s happy with the Liberty program, the coach acknowledged the appeal of the potential SEC job offer.
“There’s always that itch,” Freeze said. “Like man, I want to prove it, I want to go do it and I want to do it in that biggest arena that I can. So, yeah, I’m made that way.”
In just his second year as head coach, Freeze has solidified himself as a program-shifting presence. Last year he led the Flames to an 8-5 record and a bowl game victory. This year, he has the program off to its best start in history at 8-0.
Freeze and Liberty face their toughest competition of the season thus far on Saturday night when they take on North Carolina State in Raleigh.