AUBURN — After a whirlwind of rumors over the weekend, reports are indicating that Auburn is hiring Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze to be the program’s 28th head coach. As reported by Ross Dellinger of SINow and Justin Hokanson of ON3 Sports, the university and Freeze are finalizing a deal today, with an announcement expected to come later today.

In four years at Liberty, Freeze managed a 34-15 record, including a 10-win season in 2020. The Flames are losers of three straight this season, including a 49-14 loss versus New Mexico State this past Saturday. 

Freeze came to the Flames in 2019 following a two-year hiatus after resigning from Ole Miss in the wake of a number of recruiting violations and other allegations. The Rebels were given a two-year postseason ban and forced to vacate 27 wins from Freeze’s tenure. 

During his time at Oxford, Freeze was 39-25, with two signature wins over Alabama in 2014 and 2015. His final season at Ole Miss ended with a 5-7 season.

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