Hugh Freeze, Liberty Continue To Shock The World

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The 2020 Liberty Flames are a force. Despite recently breaking the top 25, Hugh Freeze and company entered the weekend as 16.5-point underdogs to Virginia Tech. They will exit the weekend victors once again, moving to 7-0 on the year.

Liberty never trailed in the game. They scored on the very first drive and didn’t look back. The final score was 38-35 against the Hokies, who now fall to 4-3 on the season.

Quarterback Malik Willis continues to be a major driving force behind the undefeated record. Against a stingy Virginia Tech defense, the Auburn transfer produced 325 total yards (217 passing, 108 rushing) and four total touchdowns. He completed 66.7 percent of his 30 pass attempts.

Freeze’s record now moves to 15-5 since arriving at Liberty prior to the 2019 season. His program has seen steady improvement and he continues to prove that he is worth a second chance with another Power-Five program.

Will he get it? It’s almost a certainty at this point. But where?

As we discussed earlier this season, it could be a number of places. If the conference would allow it, there is still the possibility that an Auburn or South Carolina could eventually make a move for the former Ole Miss head coach.

Who knows, he could even end up coaching the team he just beat on Saturday — this is a joke, sort of.

But for now, Freeze and Liberty should enjoy this success. What that program has accomplished is nothing short of incredible.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. They come to Raleigh to play a resurgent NC State team in two weeks, crazy that Liberty will not only be ranked in that game, but also favored. They have been a regular cupcake team we play every few years to pad our record for bowl games. Good for Hugh, good for Liberty.

  2. I’d love to see a coach like Freeze stay with the program who gave you another chance after your potentially career ending scandal. Is money really an issue now? They’re paying him $2 million per, so hopefully he can scrape by. Rather than jump ship for some other high profile, high stress, elite program, how about stay with Liberty? Build something! I’d rather be known as the coach who built a program rather than one who came into an already established one. Stay at Liberty.

  3. Man you gotta respect the job hugh freeze has done. I hope Auburn hires him one day. He is doing something incredible with a QB who auburn tried to ruin like they did with Jeremy Johnson, Shaun White, Woody Barrett, and even Jarrett Stidham. Ruining these players careers. I am happy for Malik Willis and Hugh Freeze.

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