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Hugh Freeze Is Leading Candidate for Auburn Job

Hugh Freeze is the leading candidate to replace Gus Malzahn at Auburn, a source tells OutKick. Should Freeze wind up falling through, another potential candidate is Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier, the source said.

The tea leaves are out there for Freeze. Already, college football insiders are talking about the potential that Freeze, who previously coached Ole Miss, leaves Liberty to return to the SEC. Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated mentioned that he has a buyout:

And Brett McMurphy of Stadium has said Art Briles would be a candidate to replace Freeze at Liberty should he leave:

Previously, we discussed Briles’ candidacy for the Texas Tech job.

Early signing day is next week. How fast will Auburn move?

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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