Freeze says he isn’t considering leaving Liberty

Liberty coach Hugh Freeze said he isn’t interested in leaving his current role, despite his name being mentioned for the open head coach job at South Carolina.”I won’t even entertain things of that nature at this point,” Freeze said in an interview that aired Saturday on ESPN’s “College GameDay.””I’m at total peace with staying here, as long as they’ll have me.”Less than two weeks ago, Liberty extended Freeze’s contract through the 2026 season. Financial terms were not announced, but ESPN said he will be one of the five highest-paid non-Power 5 coaches in college football, which would put his salary in excess of $3 million per year.He reportedly is earning $2 million this season, his second at the Lynchburg, Va., school.His Flames (8-0) are ranked No. 21 entering Saturday night’s scheduled game at North Carolina State (5-3).Freeze, 51, has experience in the Southeastern Conference, coaching Ole Miss to a 39-25 record and three bowl wins over five seasons (2012-16). He resigned before the 2017 season after the school discovered he had used his business cellphone to make calls to an escort service.