NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
4:14 PM 04/16/2018
Alabama football coach Nick Sabans plan to hire former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was reportedly killed by the SEC.
Alabama was one of at least five SEC schools that had contact with Freeze about on-field jobs this offseason. Saban wanted to hire Freeze as a co-offensive coordinator and position coach, sources told AL.com.
However, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey encouraged Alabama not to hire a man as well known for the personal shortcomings that led to his Ole Miss resignation as he is for his success as a coach.
Im actually a bit surprised to see this. I didnt realize there was anybody in the world of college football capable of telling Nick Saban what to do. Wouldnt have bet on that in a million years.
You also have to love the fact Saban is making a run at Freeze. Ole Miss gave Alabama trouble nonstop under Freeze, and Saban is smart enough to know that Freeze is a good coach. Winners dont care who they associate with as long as theyre winning. I think Freeze can get that done just about anywhere, and Saban knows it, too.
Something tells me this isnt the last weve seen of Freeze.