Hugh Freeze breaks his silence following Ole Miss resignation
Hugh Freeze is no longer silent. The former Ole Miss coach gave a brief interview Wednesday to discuss how he’s dealing with life post-Ole Miss.
According to Antonio Morales and Josh Peter of USA TODAY Sports, Freeze claims his family is still showing him strong support and that he hasn’t let the news keep him from getting out.
“God is good, even in difficult times. Wonderful wife and family, and that’s my priority,” Freeze said.
When asked about the disappointment some have expressed since hearing allegations that Freeze made calls to an escort service, the former Ole Miss coach didn’t offer up much to say.
“I would expect that,’’ Freeze said.
Since his resignation, Ole Miss has named Freeze’s longtime assistant Matt Luke as the program’s interim coach. The school’s administration gave Luke a hefty raise, indicating there are no plans to replace him heading into the 2017 season.
Following Freeze’s departure from the school, Ole Miss has received the NCAA’s response to the school’s defense against the NCAA’s claims against the program. It has been reported that Freeze will join Ole Miss for its hearing with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in the coming weeks.
Considering the Ole Miss defense has been built upon the reputation of Freeze, it will be quite interesting to see how that defense plays out with the COI.
Scout Mississippi State writer Steve Robertson, who initially discovered the infamous call to an escort service on Freeze’s call logs, recently suggested more “uncomfortable revelations” regarding Freeze will be coming in the near future.
The full interview with Freeze can be read at USA TODAY Sports.