Arkansas State's Freeze accepts Ole Miss head coaching job
Mississippi confirms that Hugh Freeze will be the program's new football coach
Freeze led Arkansas St. to an appearance in the Sun Belt Conference title game
He was once an assistant under then Ole-Miss coach Ed Orgeron from 2005-07
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi has confirmed that Hugh Freeze is the program's new football coach.
He will be introduced during a news conference on campus later Monday. The 42-year-old Freeze led Arkansas State to the 2011 Sun Belt Conference championship and 10-2 record in his first season as a coach at the Football Bowl Subdivision level. It was the Red Wolves' first 10-win season since joining the FBS.
Freeze is from Senatobia, Miss., and served as an assistant under then-Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron from 2005-'07. During that time, he coached receivers, tight ends and also served as the program's recruiting coordinator. He had a 20-5 record as head coach at NAIA-level Lambuth (Tenn.) in 2008 and `09.
Freeze came to Arkansas State as the offensive coordinator in 2010.
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