As we’ve mentioned previously, Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze continues to have his name mentioned for the open Southern Miss head coaching job.
That job came open last month after Jay Hopson resigned following Southern Miss’ season opening loss to South Alabama. Co-offensive coordinator Scotty Walden was immediately named the interim head coach.
Immediately after Hopson’s resignation, one of the first names mentioned nationally for the opening was Liberty’s Hugh Freeze and understandably so. First, Freeze is a Southern Miss alum. He grew up in Mississippi and was head coach at Ole Miss for 5 seasons.
On Friday, Freeze was interviewed on The Stingray Show and was asked directly about the Southern Miss job opening.
“I tell people all the time, this world is so crazy man,” Freeze said in the interview. “We’re two games into the season and people are already talking about job openings. I’ll say this, we love it on the mountain here. They’ve been so good to us. Their commitment level here is pretty phenomenal. We’ve built a really nice house right on the mountain. I can see it as I sit in my office at the stadium. We’re very blessed. Obviously, Hattiesburg is a great place, also, where my wife and I met and went to school. It will be interesting to see how all that turns out, but it’s way early to start talking about any coaching vacancies, for sure.”
On Oct. 24, Southern Miss will visit Liberty and Williams Stadium. Have your popcorn ready.
— BigGoldNation.com (@BigGoldNation) October 2, 2020