Ole Miss announced Thursday night that Hugh Freeze has resigned as head football coach.
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
USA Today’s Dan Wolken reports that Freeze made a one-minute telephone call to a “number associated with a female escort service” on January 19th, 2016. Wolken also reports that the information came to light as part of a trial brought against the university by former coach Houston Nutt.
Ole Miss checked back into records and found a pattern. Not a misdial.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) July 21, 2017
Co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Matt Luke will serve as head coach of the Rebels in the interrim.
It seems as if, for Freeze, it was either resign or be terminated:
#OleMiss AD Bjork on Hugh Freeze’s ouster: “There’s no buyout. No settlement.”
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 21, 2017
This breaking news will be updated.