Baylor Hiring Surprising Candidate To Replace Matt Rhule?
Is Baylor hiring a surprising candidate to replace Matt Rhule?
On Tuesday, news emerged confirming what most had been expecting for several days now: Rhule was jumping to the NFL.
The 44-year-old signed a seven-year, $60 million contract with the Carolina Panthers that could pay him $70 million when it is all said and done.
According to ESPN insider Dari Nowkah, an interesting candidate has emerged to replace him at Baylor: Hugh Freeze.
Just a hunch. Watch for #Baylor to look hard at hiring Hugh Freeze.
I realize his past at Ole Miss… but I also think Baylor could look more at his “redemption” at Liberty. https://t.co/W6avHlyBd1
— Dari Nowkhah (@ESPNDari) January 7, 2020
“Just a hunch,” Nowkah said.
“Watch for Baylor to look hard at hiring Hugh Freeze. I realize his past at Ole Miss, but I also think Baylor could look more at his ‘redemption’ at Liberty.”
With Freeze at the helm Liberty went 8-5 on the season, including a 23-16 win against Georgia Southern in the Cure Bowl.
Freeze landed at Liberty three years after a messy goodbye with Ole Miss. Between multiple recruiting violations and a saga involving a female escort service, many wondered if he would ever land another major collegiate coaching gig again.
As it turns out, the answer is yes.