Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze agrees to deal with Liberty

Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze agrees to deal with 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. Gill helped the Flames make the transition from the FCS to the FBS and went 6-6 this past season. Football Scoop first reported Freeze's hiring. 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. Bjork separately told ESPN that once university officials dived deeper into Freeze's phone records on a university-provided cellphone, going back as far as shortly after he was...