There is reportedly nobody capable of stopping Alabama football coach Nick Saban from hiring Hugh Freeze if he chooses to.
CBS reported the following:
A report from TideSports.com says that the Alabama coach wants to hire the former Ole Miss coach to be the Tide’s new offensive coordinator but that other members inside the Alabama program as well as the SEC could fight the idea. The report says SEC commissioner Greg Sankey in particular “isn’t keen on that happening.”
However, sources tell CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd differently, saying the SEC does not have the ability to stand in the way of Saban hiring Freeze. While an SEC bylaw states a school is supposed to consult commissioner Greg Sankey when it wishes to hire an individual with major NCAA violations, the hiring decision is ultimately made by the school, not the conference.
That’s what I like to hear. I’m not an Alabama fan in the least bit. In fact, I’ve been one of the most woke people on the planet about the SEC’s college football decline. The haters don’t like it, but I’ve been right.
However, watching Saban and Freeze together would be incredible. Saban is arguably the greatest college football coach to ever live, and Freeze is an offensive wizard. It could be a very dangerous combination.
Who cares that Freeze was fired from Ole Miss for allegedly calling escorts? This isn’t a morality contest. This is all about winning football games, and Freeze can absolutely get that done. The former Ole Miss coach joining Saban’s staff could be a home run for a program that is already absolutely loaded.