Hugh Freeze is still recovering from a recent surgery, but that won't stop him from coaching his team in their season opener.
Liberty's new head coach suffered from a herniated disk in his back which eventually led to surgery. Shortly thereafter, doctors discovered a serious staph infection.
Seeing as Freeze is just two weeks into a 4-6 week recovery time frame, many expected the head coach to sit out tonight's game. But to the surprise of many, Freeze will coach tonight. But with a couple of logistical changes.
Freeze will work from a hospital bed in the coaches' booth as Liberty plays No. 22 Syracuse. The plan is for Freeze to video-conference the team before the game and at halftime.
The photos of Freeze's coaching situation are going viral. The Liberty head coach is clearly dedicated to his team.
Seeing as this is a home game for Liberty, the traveling aspect doesn't have to be dealt with. But what's the plan for Freeze next week when his team goes on the road?
"The plan is to fly him to Louisiana next week to be with the team on the road," Nate Mink said,
Here’s a look at Hugh Freeze’s seat in the coaches’ booth.
Freeze will essentially videoconference with his team pregame and at halftime and do so during postgame press conference.
The plan is to fly him to Louisiana next week to be with the team on the road. pic.twitter.com/YA1HAXiQ43
— Nate Mink (@MinkNate) August 31, 2019
Will Freeze's dedication motivate Liberty to potentially pull of an upset of Syracuse? Either way, the commitment is admirable.