By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Auburn Tigers have named Hugh Freeze as their new head coach. He comes to Auburn, Alabama after serving as the Liberty Flames head coach.
He has agreed to a six-year deal. The terms are $39 million.
Freeze will have an average salary of $6.5 million. This is eighth-best in the Southeastern Conference.
He takes over the head coaching position after Bryan Harsin and Cadillac Williams led the program this past season. Harsin was fired on Halloween.
The 53-year-old rejuvenated his career the past four seasons with the Flames. He went 34-15 during his tenure.
The Flames went 8-4 this season. An interim head coach will be named for their upcoming Bowl game.
Auburn will play Liberty $3 million to hire Freeze. He had just agreed to an eight-year extension that’s fully guaranteed in October.
His new contract at Liberty was scheduled to pay him just below $5 million per season. Now, that deal is done with this new deal in Auburn.
Freeze is already familiar with the SEC. He previously served as the Ole Miss Rebels head coach.
He went 39-25 with the Rebels from 2012 through 2016. However, due to NCAA sanctions, his record is 12-25. The NCAA vacated 27 of his wins for academic and recruiting violations.
Freeze is 76-47 as a college football head coach.© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.