Hugh Freeze is back coaching college football again after leaving Ole Miss in disgrace due to a veritable smorgasbord of NCAA violations. On Friday, Freeze was introduced as the new head football coach at Liberty, a private Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia.
His introductory press conference was…unique.
At one point he seemed to acknowledge that one of the sticking points in the NCAA investigation into his conduct at Ole Miss — multiple phone calls made to escorts — may have been well founded rather than just wrong numbers, as he previously indicated.
Hugh Freeze says he's "inconvenienced" his wife "several times" during their relationship.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) December 7, 2018
As he discussed his past indiscretions, Freeze broke down in tears.
All this was pretty extraordinary. And then, Freeze said something that set social media on fire.
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) December 7, 2018
This really felt like the ultimate Freudian slip coming from this man. Not surprisingly, it prompted a plethora of reactions on Twitter.
Sports Twitter when Hugh Freeze says “handle my junk.” pic.twitter.com/O8rEKYFZCA
— Christina Stephens 🎄😷 (@CEStephens) December 7, 2018
Cannot stop imagining Hugh Freeze as Cal Naughton Jr. from Ricky Bobby. We’re a Hugh Freeze “Shake and Bake" away from: “I like to think of Jesus in a tuxedo T-shirt. It says I’m formal, but I’m here to party. I like to party, so I like Jesus to be able to handle my junk, too.” pic.twitter.com/14PjoM1aLh
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) December 7, 2018
“Jesus can help with that” – Hugh Freeze https://t.co/6HFH2cnsML
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) December 7, 2018
— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) December 7, 2018
Are we sure Liberty didn’t hire Michael Scott? Hugh Freeze’s past aside, who tf thinks it’s a good idea to coach at a faith-based school and then when asked about it go “[Jesus] is the only one I’ve ever met who can handle my junk”
Why? What are you thinking Hugh?
— Zach Segars (@Zach_Segars) December 7, 2018