Hugh Freeze is back in college football, according to a report by coaching website FootballScoop. However, it’s not in the SEC.

Freeze is set to be named the head coach at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The former Ole Miss head coach had options to become the offensive coordinator at Tennessee or Auburn. Florida State was also reportedly interested in Freeze, too, in the same capacity. Nick Saban and Alabama may have looked Freeze’s direction with outgoing offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, but this never publicly developed.

Former Liberty head coach Turner Gil retired, and now, Freeze steps into a perfect situation at Liberty. The Flames are FBS independent and the stadium only seats 25,000 fans. Freeze and his wife made their first public appearance at Liberty following the fiasco at Ole Miss, and Freeze has a chance to build a program at an up-and-coming university.

In October, Freeze was named the offensive coordinator for the AAC’s Arizona Hotshots, but obviously, he wanted to return to college football.

Interestingly, Freeze seemed to confirm the report Friday morning via Twitter:

(Saturday Down South will have more on this developing story)