BLOG: Archie Manning has confirmed Hugh Freeze is Ole Miss’ next head football coach.
Via a video that was posted on the school’s vimeo account 10 hours ago but only e-mailed minutes ago, Manning announced that the current Arkansas State head coach and former Ed Orgeron assistant is indeed the next Rebel coach.
In the video, which can be seen HERE, Manning said today would be a “special day” for Ole Miss.
Manning said the committee looked at former and active college coaches, assistant coaches and coaches at the professional level.
“The decision was simple,” Manning said, adding that Freeze “immediately wow’d” the search committee.
The press conference has been announced for 2 p.m. at the Ford Center. (December 5, 2011)