Hugh Freeze Nov 5, 2022; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Liberty Flames head coach Hugh Freeze during the second half against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Liberty won 21-19. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

According to reports on Saturday morning, Liberty Flames head coach Hugh Freeze is the frontrunner to become the new head coach of the Auburn Tigers. However, by Saturday afternoon, all anyone wanted to talk about is how bad Freeze’s current team looks and why an SEC program would be interested in him.

The Flames have been a strong program under Freeze in the past few seasons, going 8-5, 10-1, and 8-5 the last three years. They took an 8-3 record into Saturday against a lowly New Mexico State squad that was 4-6. Given that the Flames had dropped their two previous contests to UConn and a struggling Virginia Tech, it would be assumed that they’d try to bounce back in their final game of the year before heading into bowl season.

That was not been the case as the Aggies thoroughly dominated the Flames on the day, winning 49-14. And it sounds like the Liberty fans have also turned on Freeze, who has done little to make them think he’s still got his mind on them.

Meanwhile, the college football world, which already doesn’t think too much of Freeze as a person, had some strong thoughts on the way his time with Liberty is coming to an end, not to mention how he’s a “perfect fit” for Auburn.

Good luck with all that, Auburn.

[Pete Thamel]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to