Hugh Freeze to Auburn: AU's buyout payment to Liberty revealed, per report
Hugh Freeze will be bought out of his Liberty contract to be named the new head coach at Auburn.
According to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated, Auburn will be paying $3 million to Liberty as part of the contract buyout.
Auburn will owe Liberty around $3 million in buyout for hiring away Hugh Freeze, source tells @SInow
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 28, 2022
Freeze, 53, returns to the SEC after 4 seasons at Liberty. The Flames posted a 34-15 record in 4 seasons with Freeze as head coach.
In 2019, Freeze’s first season, Liberty went 8-5 with a win in the Cure Bowl. The 2020 Liberty squad went 10-1, the best season of Freeze’s tenure, with another Cure Bowl victory that gave the Flames a No. 17 finish in the final AP Top 25 poll.
Last year’s Liberty squad went 8-5 and won the LendingTree Bowl. The 2022 Flames team is again bowl-eligible with an 8-4 record after completing regular-season play.