Report: Hugh Freeze met with Nick Saban about OC vacancy
Now that Brian Daboll has left Alabama for the Buffalo Bills after only one year as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator, Nick Saban is looking for a new OC.
Among those rumored to be in the mix are current Alabama assistant Mike Locksley and former Florida coach Jim McElwain.
However, on Monday, TideSports.com reported that former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was in Tuscaloosa at the football building:
Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was in Tuscaloosa today and was in the football building, The Tuscaloosa News has learned. Saban has always had a healthy respect for Freeze, who gave Alabama fits with his offense. Freeze was given a head coach restriction and two-game suspension but only if he were to become a head coach. He would face no restrictions as an assistant coach.
Obviously, Freeze has NCAA sanctions on him in that he’d have to sit out two games if he’s hired as a head coach. However, if he’s an assistant, there are no penalties.
Now that Daboll is gone, the Tide will probably act quickly to replace him, and it’ll be interesting to see if Saban decides to hire his former SEC West rival.