Hugh Freeze to Auburn: Social media reactions pour in to AU news
Hugh Freeze is being hired at Auburn. As one would expect, the college football media community has a lot to say about the former Ole Miss head coach returning to the SEC.
Reaction to the big news is pouring in on social media. Many prominent media names took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Freeze arrives at Auburn with plenty of baggage from his tenure at Ole Miss from 2012-to-2016, a period of success and scandal for the Rebels. At Liberty, Freeze showed he still knows how to coach, with the Flames going 34-15 in 4 seasons, including 3 bowl wins. Liberty’s 2022 regular season, though, ended with a 49-14 loss to New Mexico State hours after news broke that Freeze was Auburn’s new No. 1 target for the head coaching position.
Here’s a small sample of the social media reaction to the Freeze news:
There will be a lot of talk about Hugh Freeze’s missteps at Ole Miss, but everyone has a past. He’s coached in the SEC, recruited in the SEC and won in the SEC. He’s also beaten Nick Saban in back-to-back seasons. In other words, he checks a lot of boxes for @AuburnFootball.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) November 28, 2022
As much grief as I’ve given @AuburnFootball leadership.Not the Institution but it’s influential donors. The @CoachHughFreeze hire is a home run. Pretty simple,they knew Saban wanted him at one point but the timing wasn’t suitable for the @SEC time has passed and he deserves this.
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) November 28, 2022
.@DanWetzel weighing in on the new Auburn head coach:
"People have said a lot of things about Hugh Freeze over the years…no one ever said he can't coach football."
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 28, 2022
when you have the opportunity to hire the coach who was just boatraced by new mexico state you’ve just gotta do it
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) November 28, 2022
Auburn has officially hired Hugh Freeze as its next head coach.
To me, it was the ultimate no-brainer.
There was only one guy available who has won in the SEC, and given Nick Saban fits. He's now at Bama's biggest rival https://t.co/otdD0Ii2FK
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) November 28, 2022
Auburn has the right to hire whoever it wants.
And the rest of us have the right to cringe at it.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) November 28, 2022
Obviously, Freeze is a polarizing figure, but the dude can coach football. I’m curious to see how this plays out. https://t.co/50IBiPkngW
— Brendan Moore (@bmoorecfb) November 28, 2022
Auburn went from a Cadillac to an Escort.
— Hunter Johnson (@BurnerLJohnson) November 28, 2022
Bruce Pearl and Hugh Freeze on the same campus ?
— SEC Slow Smoked (@SECSlowSmoked) November 28, 2022
The dirtiest program in America just hired the dirtiest coach in America. Auburn is either gonna win the national title soon or they’ll all be in jail.
— Brandon Walker (@BFW) November 28, 2022
Thoughts and prayers for whoever mans firstname.lastname@example.org
— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) November 28, 2022