Ole Miss’ Freeze denies Florida rumors

first_imgOXFORD — Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze again denied rumors that Florida has contacted him about his interest in their open head coaching job.Freeze was asked the question after the No. 18 Rebels upset No. 4 Mississippi State 31-17 in Saturday’s Egg Bowl.Ole Miss spoils MSU’s title hopes with Egg Bowl win“It’s amazing to me how many things put on the Internet are now believable,” Freeze said. “I have not heard from any university other than the one I’m fortunate to be the head coach (of). Like I said (last) week, I don’t comment on job statuses or anybody’s job status, and particularly mine whether it’s good or bad.“I’m blessed to be the head football coach at the University of Mississippi — my home — and I work for great people in athletics director Ross Bjork and chancellor Dan Jones.”Bjork said on Nov. 18 that he believes Ole Miss is close to a new contract with Freeze, one that will probably give the third-year coach a significant raise over his $3 million annual salary. Freeze has won two Egg Bowls in three seasons, has taken Ole Miss to three-straight bowl games and has a record of 24-14 at the school.Ole Miss working on new Freeze dealFlorida fired coach Will Muschamp earlier this month. The Gators finished their regular season Saturday, and Muschamp is not expected to coach in the team’s bowl game. Freeze’s name has been linked to the job from the start, and has been perhaps the most consistent one.last_img