Multiple sources, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN and CBS Sports are reporting that Auburn is finalizing a deal to hire Liberty University Head Coach Hugh Freeze as their next Head Coach.
Freeze’s record as a head coach is 76–47. He is 5-2 in bowl games. He just finished his 4th season at Liberty with an 8-4 record.
The choice of Freeze is not without some controversy. In 2016, he left the University of Mississippi after a number of academic and recruiting violations were discovered.
Poll: Overwhelming Support for Cadillac
The decision to hire Freeze also comes after several newspaper colunists and former Auburn Head Coach and now U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville endorsed interim Head Coach and former player Carnell “Cadillac” Williams for the position.
Despite a 22-point loss to arch-rival Alabama on Saturday, Williams continued up to Monday as the fan’s favorite.
Below is an informal poll conducted by The Bama Buzz:
Williams to Stay?
Will Coach Williams remain at Auburn? We should know soon. CBS Sports is reporting he may stay. If he does, that will be a big coup for the Auburn Tigers.
With all the news today about the hiring of Coach Freeze, we should expect an announcement early this week.
Watch this space for additional details.