Liberty University has begun a national search for a new head football coach.  This, after Auburn hired Liberty coach Hugh Freeze to lead its program. Thomas Road Pastor and Liberty trustee Jonathan Falwell talked about Freeze’s departure on the Morningline: 

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Co-defensive coordinator Josh Aldridge has been named Liberty’s interim head coach. 

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Nov 28, 2022 7:35 PM

Auburn hired Liberty coach Hugh Freeze to take over the football program more than five years after his resignation from SEC West rival Mississippi amid both personal and NCAA scandals. Auburn athletic director John Cohen announced the move after what he called a “well-vetted search.” Freeze went 34-15 in four seasons at Liberty. He replaces Bryan Harsin, who was fired after going 9-12 in less than two seasons at a proud program that has fallen on hard times. Freeze called Auburn “one of the preeminent programs in college football.”

UPDATE: Auburn hired Liberty coach Hugh Freeze to take over the football program more than five years after his resignation from SEC West rival Mississippi amid both personal and NCAA scandals. Auburn athletic director John Cohen announced the move after what he called a “well-vetted search.” Freeze went 34-15 in four seasons at Liberty. He replaces Bryan Harsin, who was fired after going 9-12 in less than two seasons at a proud program that has fallen on hard times. Freeze called Auburn “one of the preeminent programs in college football.”

Earlier: According to multiple reports, Auburn is preparing to make an offer to Liberty’s Hugh Freeze to become Auburn’s next head football coach. Freeze has spent the last 4 seasons at Liberty, compiling a 34-14 record, including three bowl appearances and a 10-1 season in 2020. From 2012-2016, he was head coach at Ole Miss but was forced to resign after recruiting and academic violations. 

Freeze told his Liberty team on Saturday that he would have interest in taking the job but that doesn’t mean that Auburn has offered him the job. 

Liberty suffered its third loss in row Saturday, falling to New Mexico State 49–14.