Hugh Freeze hasn't coached a game at Auburn yet, but he's already receiving high praise as one of the Tigers' best coaches in a while.

Lance Taylor, co-host of Birmingham radio's "The Next Round," suggested on Tuesday that Freeze was Auburn's best coach since the legendary Pat Dye.

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"[I] don't know how you feel — I think this is their best coach that they've had since ... hell, I don't know, maybe since Pat Dye," Taylor declared. "We'll see. I mean, I would go Hugh Freeze over Tuberville. I would go Hugh Freeze over Malzahn. Obviously, the others speak for themselves."

Freeze was named the 31st head football coach in Auburn program history in November. He amassed a 34-15 record during his four-year stint at Liberty and went 39-25 during his five seasons at Ole Miss, a record that was later changed to 12-25 due to 15 Level-1 violations levied against the Ole Miss program by the NCAA.

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