Hugh Freeze was ousted by Ole Miss last summer, but he might be back at an SEC school soon enough.
According to TideSports.com’s Aaron Suttles, Freeze was in Alabama’s football building on Monday to discuss the Crimson Tide’s vacant offensive coordinator job.
Freeze was sanctioned by the NCAA in its lengthy investigation into Ole Miss’ recruiting practices and will have restrictions as an assistant coach this season. He left the Rebels after reported calls made from his university phone were linked to an escort service.
Alabama coach Nick Saban had issues with Ole Miss during Freeze’s tenure. His offenses gave the Tide fits, and the Rebels even won a pair of games against Alabama during the height of Saban’s dominance.
Ole Miss won in 2014 and 2015, coming up just short in a 48-43 shootout in 2016. The 2014 victory was the Rebels’ first against Alabama since David Cutcliffe beat the Tide in 2003. The 2015 win was Ole Miss’ first in Tuscaloosa since 1988.
If he does join the Crimson Tide, recent history suggests he won’t be there long. Alabama’s next offensive coordinator will be its fourth in the last three seasons. Two of the three most recent play callers (Daboll and Steve Sarkisian) have moved on to the NFL, while Lane Kiffin just finished his first season as Florida Atlantic’s coach.
A timetable for a decision is not yet clear.