Listen: Hugh Freeze, Football And Liberty University discussed on Freddie Coleman Show
"When it comes to Hugh freeze. You knew he was not just going to go back to the program and not be a head coach be that's not going to be any pressure on you at liberty university. You give them to the playoffs. Jerry foul is going to be thrilled that you did that. And a guy who is always espouse Christian values, even though the violates with that ole miss. He lied about those violations. He could get away with it. And instead he wound up losing his job because he could not give them underneath it. Liberty doesn't care. They wanna be a winner. This guy has been a proven winner. He did it. Oh, miss granite illegally in plenty of instances. But still a winner. They were more than willing to overlook that. When it came to Hugh freeze making liberty football matter in FCS football competition. That's why my money. This is the perfect landing spot for Hugh freeze at the what happened at ole miss. Yeah. I mean everybody who's compromise the integrity liberty university. That's that's where they are now coming from Baylor athletic director and everything that happened there. And then here's here's Hugh freeze who. If it's about football coaches in America can say they beat Alabama twice. And he did now did he do that? Because he was a great coach or because he broke all the rules to get some of these talented players. That's going to be a big question, but he is in the right place. If you want to get credit for winning you clearly have an administration that doesn't care about these pass violations. And I think in a place like that he'll be a big deal. But you know, it I'm not surprised me body between gets another chance. Somebody coaches have gotten second chances after scandal. And we don't mean with Olivia pope, exactly. But we don't I just don't understand. How like when you introduce a guy like this. It's all about you know, obviously is faith and all these other principles. He has. But it's like dude like come on. We all watched his fall and everything that happened that everything that was attached to that don't play the integrity card. What I can appreciate about by the between. Oh is that he wasn't given TED talks about integrity when he got to Louisville. Right. Like, he wasn't going around promoting the books saying live like me and everything will be fine. Right. Coaching football. I've got a real problem with a dude I'm all about second chances. But like a dude standing up and talking about integrity when we all know, that's not something that you can stand up and say at this point. Considering what happened at ole miss? You freeze stood up and said it as liberty head coach being introduced and he talked about the core. Value of the liberty program and moving forward with that our program is going to be about certain core values number one is faith faith for me is is believing in the son of God Jesus Christ. And he is the only one I've ever met that can handle my junk, if you know somebody else that can do that. I'd love to meet him. But I haven't met that person yet. And he's the only one that can. And I told our team, regardless of whether you choose to believe exactly as I believe about faith faith to me. Also is there's gonna come a point in people's lives where you need something bigger than yourself and yourself can do it in an ultimate test. That is a football team because there's no possible way. No matter how good of a coach of play caller. He is or how good the quarterback years, and you've got to have faith in in other people. And I'll tell you in the last two years. I've learned that firsthand. Okay. He's my Metcalf in for infants Simmons on Freddie, Coleman, a, Freddie. Fitzsimmons on ESPN radio. I've had more than a couple opportunities to have had the chance to meet Hugh freeze when he's the head coach at ole miss is a very engaging person. He's a very likable person. He really really is. And believe me, I'm not surprised by what I heard from him being a faith-based guy because he put out front saying, nobody knows my junk more than my maker, Mike creator that's going to sell at a program that's going to edit university that espouses those kinds of principles on and off a football field. So it's not about whether I believe him. It's really not about whether liberty university football believes you freeze. But he represents what they were looking for in a head coach warts and all what happened at ole miss. You can call it a con job fair, you can say he's being truthful. Okay. He said all the right things to be at a place where they were going to use the forgiveness card and the faith card to justify this. Hiring. And that that's not to say he did not deserve a chance to have another job. Everybody's entitled to a second opportunity. We've seen plenty of people have done a lot worse things than Hugh freeze. Get another opportunity to coach in sport, you mentioned by between a prime example. But if you liberty I would say, this be careful what you wish for because you got it. And it may not end well for you, no matter how much faith in that word that Hugh freeze was doing out there being that engage in person and that charming personality, then it might not end well for your kids because the the biggest problem with Hugh freeze was blaming Houston. Nutt for all of the challenges that were going on all the violations when the reality is they were under his watch. But he was making it like, oh, no this is the past when he knew that the hammers. Because he knew that they were going to be sanctions come in. And all these kids committed to him and stay with him thinking that everything will be okay. And now here they are in a program that's been hit with all these. Sanctions. How does he go to family rooms and say, hey, look, don't worry about what you read come for me? That's gonna be as big as challenge, and guess what a big name coach is probably going to be able to recruit big time guys who decide hey, I want to play for this guy who beat Alabama twice. They're not gonna care as much about the scandals. But this is a guy who who broke up a program with his behaviors his actions. And I guess of liberty is concerned about that that that's on them. But like you said it could be a dangerous situation down the line. If Hugh hasn't corrected the things that cost him it ole miss, Mark. My words they're going to be plenty of parents in high school coaching kids. They don't care. Oh, yeah. I agree. Any of them that you don't even have to bring up what happened at ole miss. They have already moved forward. Because the thing you know, what they're going to be plenty of parents out there that believe that he got railroad ole miss that. He was part of a conspiracy that there are people that were against you freeze that did not like what he represents ole miss head. Coach people will believe what they want to believe about somebody that they like and somebody that is likable and somebody that is engaging. And those are the things that Hugh freeze hat in favor. Why got another chance of college football's a head coach on the FCS level? He played that to the hilt. He was out of central casting for that. When it came to liberty university football they bought and he sold them on it. Now, we'll see what happens especially off the football field. I guess the cell phone company can be against you. I guess that can happen. That's hurt me. And I wasn't even a."