Nov 28, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze talks with defensive end Robert Nkemdiche (5) during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports
The Ole Miss Rebels have extended the contract of head football coach Hugh Freeze.
“In just two short years, Coach Freeze and his staff have placed Ole Miss among college football’s top rising programs,” athletic director Ross Bjork said. “Their hard work and devotion in all facets of the program have resulted in postseason berths, elite recruiting success, personal development of our student-athletes and a renewed energy throughout Rebel Nation.”
The Rebels’ assistant coaches also had their salaries raised by $400,000.
Freeze led the Rebels to a 7-5 record and a trip to the Music City Bowl. Last season, Freeze’s first with the Rebels, he went 7-6 with a win in BBVA Compass Bowl. He followed that up with a recruiting class that ranked in the top five and included the top overall prospect, defensive end Robert Nkemdiche.