Hugh Freeze receiving new mega deal, per report
The college football coaching carousel is in full swing, and coaches around the country are signing extensions to stay at their current jobs. The latest extension news centers around Hugh Freeze.
ESPN’s Chris Low is reporting that Liberty is looking to sign Freeze to a 7-year deal (through the 2028 season) that would average more than $4 million per year. In other words, Freeze is getting SEC money:
Freeze’s new deal at Liberty will be worth more or at least comparable to what five different SEC coaches are making.
Freeze, 52, has been at Liberty since 2019. The Flames went 8-5 and 10-1 in the first 2 seasons under Freeze. Liberty is 7-4 on the 2021 season, including a 27-14 loss to Ole Miss on Nov. 6. The new deal will make Freeze one of the highest-paid coaches outside the Power 5.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Texas Tech contacted Freeze about its coaching vacancy. Joey McGuire was hired as the head coach of the Red Raiders.
Football Scoop is reporting the same as Low.
Sources confirm to @FootballScoop that @CoachHughFreeze is getting a large, long-term extension @LibertyFootball: https://t.co/EiYYue3Ekv @ClowESPN on it first
— John Brice (@JohnDBrice1) November 24, 2021