Former Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze Headed to Liberty

Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has agreed to become Liberty's new football coach, sources told ESPN on Friday.

Freeze, 49, replaces former Liberty coach Turner Gill, who retired Monday after compiling a 47-35 record in seven seasons. 

Freeze resigned from Ole Miss in July 2017 in the wake of what the school termed "a pattern of personal misconduct inconsistent with the standards we expect from the leader of our football team."

At the time of Freeze's resignation, Rebels athletic director Ross Bjork told ESPN that school officials found a pattern that included phone calls to a number associated with a female escort service.

"Once we looked at the rest of the phone records, we found a pattern," Bjork told ESPN. "It was troubling."

Freeze had discussions with Auburn, Tennessee and Florida State about their vacant offensive coordinator positions in recent weeks. Alabama coach Nick Saban sought to hire him last year, but the SEC office wouldn't allow it.

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