One noteworthy college football coach is reportedly off the market today after signing an eight-year contract extension.
In a move first reported by ESPN, Hugh Freeze and Liberty have come to an agreement to keep the coach with the school until 2030.
The extension, reportedly worth nearly $5 million per season, is the most lucrative deal ever for Group of Five coach.
"Liberty and Hugh Freeze have agreed to a new contract that extends through the 2030 season and will pay him nearly $5 million a year, sources confirm to @SINow. ESPN first. The buyout is not hefty enough to keep a certain SEC team in, say, Alabama from potentially poaching him," Ross Dellenger tweeted Friday.
Since taking over as Liberty's head coach in December of 2018, Freeze has a record of 33-12 and has led the Flames to a 7-1 mark this season.
While not yet ranked inside of the AP Top 25, Liberty received votes this week following their win last Saturday against BYU.
Next up for Freeze and Liberty is a road matchup against SEC opponent Arkansas.