Former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze is back. The embattled college football coach reportedly agreed to become the next head coach at Liberty – taking over for former head coach Tuner Gill who stepped down due to health concerns.
According to multiple reports, Freeze immediately popped up as a candidate for the job when Gill stepped down. Gill served as the team’s head coach from 2012-2018 in which he oversaw the team’s move from the FCS to the FBS level.
Now, Freeze takes over.
Confirming multiple reports, former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze will be introduced as Liberty’s new coach in a 2 p.m. news conference, source told @WatchStadium
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 7, 2018
The former Ole Miss head coach reportedly interviewed at Tennessee, Auburn, and Florida State for their vacant offensive coordinator positions. Alabama’s Nick Saban also reportedly had Freeze on his radar to replace former offensive coordinator Mike Locksley who is the new head coach at Maryland.
Freeze turned Ole Miss into an SEC power in his few seasons with the team and was one of a handful of coaches to beat Nick Saban.