Hugh Freeze Resigns As Ole Miss Football Coach After School Finds Call To Escort Service

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It was shocking news that came down on Thursday when Hugh Freeze unexpectedly resigned as the head coach of the Ole Miss Football team. Ole Miss officials didn’t immediately provide a specific reason for Freeze’s resignation, but it didn’t take long as rumors started to fly regarding an inappropriate phone call.


The resignation came on the heels of a report by USA Today talking about a one-minute phone call that Freeze allegedly made to an escort service from his university-issued phone.

Freeze’s explanation on the report didn’t help matters whatsoever:

“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.”

“If I was trying to hide something, I would have,” Freeze said. “That call shows up nowhere else on my records. There is no story to that one.”

Freeze went 39-25 in six seasons at Ole Miss. Former assistant Matt Luke has been named interim head coach.

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