Staying at Liberty? Hugh Freeze lands contract extension
One of the hottest coaching names in the country has landed a contract extension at his current school while multiple SEC fan bases wish their program would take an interest in him.
Liberty University announced it has extended its contract with coach Hugh Freeze through the 2026 season.
Liberty is 7-0, which is the best start to a season in 48-year history of the program. In just its second full season at the FBS level, the Flames are currently ranked No. 22 in both major polls.
Liberty is coming off a last-second win at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., on Saturday. The Flames secured its first-ever win over the Hokies, 38-35, on a 51-yard field goal by kicker Alex Barbir with one second left on the clock at Lane Stadium.
The Flames have won nine games in a row, which dates to last year, which is the second longest winning streak in the country at the FBS level behind Notre Dame.
The former Ole Miss coach has taken former Auburn quarterback Malik Willis and inserted him into the Flames offense with a lot success.
On Monday, on “The Paul Finebaum Show,” Freeze explained how happy he is at Liberty, and what it would take for him to leave, the type of conversations he has with his athletics director and players.
“He knows how happy me and my family are here and I think they’re pleased and are doing everything we can together to make sure this is the best program that I can help it be,” Freeze said. “That is my sole focus. I told our team … I mean this, nothing has piqued my interest to this point, and I don’t know if anybody wants to pique my interest, and nothing has. My sole focus is on building Liberty University’s football program and we’re very, very happy. It would take something that is really, really special for us to leave what we’re building here and I promised our kids and I promised Ian that if anything ever got on that radar that they would be the first to hear it from me and not someone else. Until then, they have zero to be concerned about.”