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Paul Finebaum Names 'Coach To Watch' For The Auburn Job

Paul Finebaum

After several weeks of speculation, the Auburn Tigers officially fired head coach Bryan Harsin this morning. 

Speaking Sunday on an ESPN college football show on YouTube, Paul Finebaum noted that one name is ahead of the pack when it comes to who will be the next head football coach for the Tigers.

"So Harsin is gone, whenever that is,” Finebaum said, according to a Saturday Down South article posted Sunday. "He just did a miserable job. Hugh Freeze I think is going to be the coach to watch. (Lane Kiffin’s) name comes up, but I do think there’s a lot of interest for Hugh Freeze there.”

Hugh Freeze is the current head coach for the Liberty Flames and a former SEC coach for the University of Mississippi. 

Now in his fourth season with Liberty, Freeze has compiled a 33-13 record with the Flames. That mark was sufficient enough for the school to extend Freeze until the 2030 season in a contract worth nearly $5 million per season.

In his time at Ole Miss, Freeze led the Rebels to a 39-25 record which included two wins against Alabama. 

Now that the firing of Bryan Harsin has become official, keep an eye out for Hugh Freeze's name as it relates to Auburn's next head football coach.