Ole Miss Football: 5 schools that should hire Hugh Freeze

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The coaching carousel will be moving again soon enough and former Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze will be looking for a job. Where will he land?

Notwithstanding is actions off the field, Hugh Freeze has proven himself to be a quality football coach. He leaves Ole Miss with a 39-25 record, reaching a ranking as high as third in the nation on two separate occasions (2014, 2015).

It’s so late in the offseason that finding a job for the 2017 season is going to be tough. Freeze will have a job by 2018. The question is, where?

Texas Tech

Kliff Kingsbury was supposed to be the golden boy who road in on his horse (yes, it is Texas) and saved the day. The former Texas Tech quarterback took over the Red Raiders in 2013 and went 8-5 in his first season. Since then he’s 16-21 and facing growing frustration.

Texas dismissed Charlie Strong last season. That leaves Kingsbury on the hottest seat in the Big 12. He’s not playing in the SEC or the ACC, but the schedule isn’t going to do him any favors in 2017. Tech plays West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas on the road. That’s starting to sound like three losses. Three more and the Tech head man is in extremely hot water.

Texas Tech faces an interesting predicament. They’re a Power-5 school, but they’re not the cream of the crop. There are always a few big names looking for jobs at the end of each season. By the time that rising hot shots and the seasoned veterans find new homes Freeze might be the last dog left at the bowl.

It’s not sexy, but it’s how college athletics works. The biggest programs draw the biggest names. Tech is somewhere in the middle of the desirability scale, and Freeze might actually be the perfect fit for the Red Raiders.