Oxford, MS (SportsNetwork.com) – Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze has
agreed to a contract extension.
Athletic director Ross Bjork made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter.
“Proud that we have @CoachHughFreeze leading our program & young men for a
long time to come. Agreement is in place & future is bright!” Bjork posted on
his official Twitter account.
Freeze had been rumored to be a candidate for the Florida Gators’ job.
“Very blessed to be at THE University of Miss & work for and with great people
and fans! REBELNATION, say it with me, I AM AN OLE MISS REBEL,” Freeze
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Monday that the extension
will raise Freeze’s salary to at least $4 million per season. Freeze’s current
deal pays him $3 million a year, according to the paper.
It is not yet known the length of the extension.
The Rebels (9-3, 5-3 SEC) concluded the regular season by beating then-No. 4
Mississippi State 31-17 on Saturday. The win vaulted the Rebels five spots to
13th in the latest AP poll.
Freeze compiled a 15-11 record and guided Ole Miss to bowl wins in each of his
first two seasons.