Here's Why Nick Saban Couldn't Hire Hugh Freeze

Here's Why Nick Saban Couldn't Hire Hugh Freeze”

Nick Saban tried to hire former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze for the Alabama coaching staff earlier this offseason, but the addition never materialized.

It appears that the SEC intercepted a potential coaching hire between the conference's powerhouse and a controversial candidate.

Saban has praised Freeze heavily in the past - while at Ole Miss, Freeze scored two wins over Saban's Crimson Tide - and said in January that Alabama was working to find a way to bring him on board.

Saban has a "strong respect" for Freeze after losing to him twice, according to the report, and wanted to hire him as a co-offensive coordinator and position coach.

Per the report, Sankey told Alabama that hiring Freeze would be a bad look for the conference as a whole while his previous program, Ole Miss, suffered from NCAA penalties.

According to bylaw 19.8.12, schools in the SEC must consult with Sankey before offering a job to any coach "who has engaged in unethical conduct as defined under NCAA Bylaws or who has participated in activity that resulted, or may result, in a Level I, Level II or major infraction". Those programs included LSU and Missouri, but a deal reportedly couldn't be reached because of the conference's stance on Freeze. Instead, former co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Mike Locksley was promoted to offensive coordinator, and former Penn State assistant Josh Gattis was hired to fill Locksley's former role.

As of now, there has been no action by Freeze to fight this supposed hiring ban in the SEC.

Freeze resigned from Ole Miss in July after the university discovered "a pattern of personal misconduct", including a call from his university-issued phone to a female escort service.

Like this



16 April 2018
Billy Mitchell Releases Video Responding to Donkey Kong High Score Controversy
For now, we'll have to wait and see what evidence and witnesses Mitchell can produce. Witnesses, documents, everything will be made available to you, ' said Mitchell.

16 April 2018
Beyonce Pays Homage To HBCUs; Reunites With Destiny's Child At Coachella
Beyonce's headlining set at Coachella may have been delayed by a year, but it did not disappoint. The stunning outfits included everything from opulent bejeweled leotards.

16 April 2018
Shares in Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) Purchased by Captrust Financial Advisors
Bristol-Myers Squibb accounts for 0.3% of Crestline Management LP's holdings, making the stock its 26th biggest position. Over the past 50 days, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company stock's -16.27% off of the high and 1.38% removed from the low.

16 April 2018
Pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run north of downtown Edmonton
A 16-year-old girl is dead after being hit by the driver of a pickup truck in a marked crosswalk Sunday night, police say. The vehicle fled, but an off-duty EPS officer was driving in the area at the time, and witnessed the collision.

16 April 2018
Falke Joins Street Fighter V's Roster Next Week
With her ability to use Psycho Power and infuse objects with it, she's going to be a formidable fighter for sure. Now, the two have a sibling-like bond and are searching for others like them in need of help.

16 April 2018
On May, 3 Analysts See $2.18 EPS for AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX)
It is positive, as 28 investors sold DATA shares while 51 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. AMC Networks had 65 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:AMCX) rating on Friday, July 15.

16 April 2018
Analyst Consideration on these Stocks: VEREIT, Inc. (VER), Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR)
The expected future increase in earnings per share ("EPS") is an incredibly important identifying an under-valued stock. Total volume is the number of shares or deals that point towards the overall activity of a security or market for a given period.

16 April 2018
Austin Davis back on Seahawks — Free agency roundup
The signings mean that Seattle has all of its ERFAs and restricted free agents now under contract as the offseason program begins. Teams can have a max of 90 heading into training camp.

16 April 2018
Paylocity (PCTY) Upgraded to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub
Winslow Evans & Crocker Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in Paylocity Holding Corporation ( NASDAQ : PCTY ). The stock of Paylocity Holding Corporation ( NASDAQ : PCTY ) earned "Hold" rating by Mizuho on Thursday, October 12.

16 April 2018
Desi Linden wins Boston Marathon, 1st US woman since '85
Galen Rupp , a two-time Olympic medalist who finished second in Boston a year ago , appeared to drop out after the 18-mile mark. Likewise, Swiss Marcel Hug won his fourth straight wheelchair title in the slowest men's winning time in 31 years.