Hugh Freeze is trending for all the wrong reasons.
Let’s start from the beginning to what got us here. Back in May 2016, Baylor Bears athletic director Ian McCaw announced he would be leaving his position in wake of a sexual assault scandal.
Six months later, he would take over at Liberty with the same role. Hugh Freeze would be hired as head coach in December 2018.
Back in that year, Baylor said its former athletic director made “factually baseless assertions” in a court deposition when he claimed regents tried to steer blame for the school’s sexual assault scandal to the football team.
McCaw testified black football players were made into scapegoats for university-wide problems. He also criticized university police for their handling of sexual assault cases.
Baylor said: “Despite the numerous, factually baseless assertions in Mr. McCaw’s deposition, one fact remains—several incidents of sexual and interpersonal violence involving student-athletes were reported during his tenure as athletics director. It was the Baylor Board of Regents that stepped up and took action, launching an independent investigation—by the nation’s top sexual assault experts—of not only the football program but of the entire campus in terms of how reports of sexual violence were handled over a specific period.”
The school also said McCaw’s claims of a “conspiracy by regents” were unsubstantiated.
Liberty University would find itself entangled in a lawsuit that accused them of mishandling allegations of sexual assault. Two of the women involved in the lawsuit spoke out in an interview with Inside Edition in November.
Chelsea Andrews was one of those women and she is going viral this week after she took to Twitter and showed off a direct message she received from Freeze that called McCaw “the most Jesus like leader…”
Not a good look for Freeze.
The Flames finished the 2021 campaign with an 8-5 record and won a third straight bowl game with a convincing 56-20 win over Eastern Michigan in the Lending Tree Bowl.