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Twitter reacts to Hugh Freeze’s awkward introductory presser at Liberty

Jesse Reed
Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

This really felt like the ultimate Freudian slip coming from this man. Not surprisingly, it prompted a plethora of reactions on Twitter.