Ole Miss makes Hugh Freezes SEC’s third-highest paid coach

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Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze has helped turned the Rebels into one of the better teams in the country since his arrival in Oxford. Every year, he has gained one more win with his team.

Most recently, Freeze helped lead Ole Miss to its first Sugar Bowl appearance since 1969 in 2015.

The school has now decided that he is worth a pay raise. According to CBS Sports, Freeze reached an agreement for a new four-year deal with the Rebels and it is worth nearly $5 million annually.

“In four short years, Hugh Freeze has taken Ole Miss Football from the bottom of the SEC to one of the premier programs in college football,” said Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork in a statement.

“Coach Freeze is a unique leader who has the ability to develop young men both on and off the field. With his staff’s leadership, chemistry and integrity, there are championships in our future, and this investment and ongoing stadium renovations indicate our commitment to supporting the vision. We look forward to seeing Coach Freeze on the Ole Miss sidelines for a long time.”

Freeze is now the third-highest paid coach in the SEC, behind only Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin and Alabama’s Nick Saban. Freeze has certainly proven his worth the last four years and there is no doubt that the Rebels will be able to compete in the SEC once again in 2016.

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