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Hugh Freeze Is Reportedly Close To Landing A New Job

A closeup of Hugh Freeze wearing an Ole Miss visor.

OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 01: Head coach Hugh Freeze of the Mississippi Rebels reacts during the second half of a game against the Memphis Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze has been out of football for the better part of the last two years. But he could be on the verge of returning to the SEC.

According to Nashville radio personality Darren McFarland, the Tennessee Volunteers have targeted Freeze as their next offensive coordinator.

McFarland did note that Tennessee might have some obstacles to overcome in their efforts to sign Freeze. However, he added that Freeze is, in fact, the leading candidate for the job.

Per a recent ESPN report, Freeze is slated to be the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football next year.

Freeze led the Rebels to four straight winning seasons in his stint with the team. He resigned after the 2016 season, during which the Rebels went 5-7.

One of Freeze's more unique accomplishments - and one that any SEC team might gush over - is that he is one of only a handful of coaches to have wins over Nick Saban in back-to-back years (along with Les Miles, Steve Spurrier, and Lloyd Carr).

Freeze's Ole Miss Rebels beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2014 and 2015. The Rebels were the only team to beat Alabama in 2015 as the Crimson Tide went on to win the national championship that season.