After resigning from his position as head coach at Ole Miss late last week, Hugh Freeze hasn’t had many people come to his defense.
Among those still in his corner after it was discovered Freeze called a Tampa-based escort service on a university phone, is Sean Tuohy, who is the real-life dad from the 2009 movie, The Blind Side.
Tuohy told The Commercial Appeal he hasn’t lost contact with Freeze and still believes in him.
“I’m never going to stop being his friend,” Tuohy told The Commercial Appeal. “I’m never going to stop loving him. When he needs me, I’ll be there.
“You just don’t give up on people and I’m not giving up on Hugh …. It’s not any fun for any of us. But feeling sorry for him is not what I’m going to do. It’s been a bad week. That doesn’t mean it has to be a bad life.”
Tuohy and his wife Leigh Anne raised NFL tackle Michael Oher before he went on to star at Ole Miss under Freeze.
Matt Luke is currently serving as the Rebels’ interim head coach.