Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday nights after Yahoo's Pat Forde reported "explosive new information" put Freeze's job at risk.
ANNOUNCEMENT | Hugh Freeze has resigned effective immediately. Matt Luke interim head coach. Press conference live at 7:30 PM CT on ESPNews.
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) July 20, 2017
As it turns out, Freeze couldn't explain a call to an escort service on his work phone.
In a stunning turn of events, Hugh Freeze has resigned from Ole Miss on Thursday. The move comes after the school found at least one call from the coach to an escort service on his school-issued cell phone.
Yahoo Sports first inquired last week with Freeze and athletic director Ross Bjork about a call at 8:34 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2016, to a Detroit number that is linked via various websites to a Florida-based escort. Freeze told Yahoo last Friday that the call had been brought to Ole Miss administrators’ attention by former coach Houston Nutt’s attorney, Thomas Mars, and that they had questioned him about it. Freeze told Yahoo he had no idea why the call was on his phone records.
“I’ve got no idea, to be honest,” Freeze said. “I was in an 813 area code and that was a 313 number, I think that might have been a misdial. I don’t think there was even a conversation. There’s nothing to it.”
For a cynical, but probably right #take, we turn to Bleacher Report writer Adam Kramer:
Seems like an odd "last straw" situation and much more like a good time to fire somebody you probably wish you woulda fired a while ago.
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) July 21, 2017
Just remember, folks: It just means more in the SEC. And hey, at least Rebels fans will always have that 2013 recruiting class.