Liberty head football coach Hugh Freeze was a special guest on the Greg Roberts Live radio show on Monday, January 13th and also re-aired on Friday, January 17th.
Freeze talked about his first season at Liberty and was also asked about his name being mentioned among several Power Five job openings during the past month or two.
“I’ve had several reach out to me or to Jimmy (Sexton), who kinda handles that,” Freeze said on the radio interview. “Flattered, but man Liberty has done so much for me and for my family and all my family is together there. I have a daughter who is a senior. It would be very, very difficult for me to consider that at this time, with where my family is and with the goodness that Liberty has been to me.”
Freeze was reportedly linked to head coach openings at Florida State and Arkansas, and also mentioned as a potential candidate at Mississippi State and Baylor.
“I love building things, and I think we have an opportunity to build something special here,” he continued on the Greg Roberts show. “I’ve had the limelight of the Southeastern Conference, and certainly that’s fun competing with the best on Saturdays, but there’s also something to be said about getting back to your roots of building men through the game of football at a place that you have a chance to compete. That has been very refreshing to me and my coaching staff.”
Freeze just ended his first season at Liberty where he led the Flames to an 8-5 record and a trip to the program’s first ever bowl game where Liberty defeated Georgia Southern in the Cure Bowl. He also recently inked a new 5-year contract that will put his salary near the top of the Group of Five coaches in the country.
Liberty and Freeze open the 2020 season on September 5th in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech.