On Friday morning, news broke that Liberty was hiring former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze to run its program.
Freeze had been in the mix for open offensive coordinator positions at Tennessee, Auburn and Alabama, but perhaps the allure of being a head coach again drew him to Liberty.
Regardless, he’s going to Liberty and won’t be on SEC sidelines this fall, so SEC fans reacted to that news in a variety of ways.
Below, you can see some of the early reactions to Friday morning’s somewhat surprising (but not entirely unexpected) news:
Man, Auburn and Gus can't get a win in the off-season either… Our OC left for Kansas, No Kelly Bryant, no Hugh Freeze, we are taking as many Ls now as we did during the season. This has been a heartbreaker of a year. #pleasesendhelp #wareagle @SDS
— Colt Hudson (@colthudson45) December 7, 2018
If Alabama wanted Hugh Freeze they could have had him. Something’s up with him.
— TechVol1 (@TechVol1) December 7, 2018
Hugh Freeze joins former Baylor AD Ian McCaw at Liberty, the new halfway house for scandal refugees.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) December 7, 2018
— The Vol Colonel (@TheVOLColonel) December 7, 2018
Congrats @CoachHughFreeze I'm a Flames fan now!! Go get'em
— Richard (@UMgrove87) December 7, 2018
It's all but official that Hugh Freeze is going to be the new football coach at Liberty University. Setting the past scandal aside, Liberty just hired a football coach who was wanted as an offensive coordinator by Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, and Florida State… Let that sink in.
— Austin Mitchell (@armitchell88) December 7, 2018
Freeze is back after a long hiatus, so we’ll see how he does in his new role starting next fall.