Nick Saban, Alabama Reportedly Blocked from Hiring Hugh Freeze by SEC

Nick Saban, Alabama Reportedly Blocked from Hiring Hugh Freeze by SEC

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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban talks with Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze before an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The 15th-ranked Rebels and No. 2 Alabama take center stage in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night for a game with no shortage of story lines. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

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SEC commissioner Greg Sankey reportedly blocked Nick Saban‘s hiring of former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze to his Alabama staff.

Matt Zenitz of AL.com reported Monday:

“It was only a few days after Saban’s mid-January meeting with Freeze that he learned he couldn’t make the hire. Sankey informed both Freeze and Alabama that it would look bad for the SEC for Freeze to be back coaching in the league while Ole Miss suffered from NCAA penalties incurred under his watch. The SEC preferred that Freeze, who resigned in July following a ‘pattern of personal misconduct,’ go off the radar for at least a little while before trying to return to work at one of its schools.”

          

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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April 16, 2018 at 08:43AM

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