Hugh Freeze’s first season back on the sideline was officially a success.

Liberty beat Georgia Southern 23-16 in the Cure Bowl on Saturday, giving the Flames’ their first bowl victory in program history. Not surprisingly, players gave Freeze a celebratory Gatorade bath, which was captured by the CBS Sports Network cameras and shared on Twitter.

When talking about Freeze, media members couldn’t resist bringing up the twist and turns of his first season at Liberty.

The Flames finished 8-5 in Year 1 under Freeze. Earlier this month, it was reported that Freeze agreed to a multi-year extension and that the private school was planning to pay him similar to the highest-paid Group of 5 coaches. Liberty football is independent and not part of a conference.

Correction: The article originally said Freeze would be paid higher than the top Group of 5 coaches.