Forty-eight hours after it was reported that Auburn had zeroed in on Hugh Freeze as its next head coach, all is quiet on the Tigers front.
Per On3’s Steve Samra, “it’s indisputable things aren’t going according to plan at the moment.”
On Saturday, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported there was a mutual attraction between Auburn and Liberty head coach Freeze. The only thing heard from the football program since has been crickets as no official announcement has been made.
It begs the question: Is Auburn having second thoughts about going through with the hire, or is it that the program is biding its time as it readies to do damage control with a controversial hire? Is there a mystery third candidate the Tigers will look to explore?