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Freeze agrees to take Ole Miss job

Ashley Helliwell/The Herald

A person familiar with the coaching search says Arkansas State's Hugh Freeze has agreed to take the Ole Miss job.

A formal announcement is expected Monday, the person told The Associated Press Sunday night on condition of anonymity because the school has not officially announced the hire.

The 42-year-old Freeze led Arkansas State to a Sun Belt Conference championship and 10-2 record in his first season as a coach at the Football Bowl Subdivision level.

Freeze is from Senatobia, Miss., and served as an assistant under former Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron from 2005-'07. During that time, he coached receivers, tight ends and also served as the program's recruiting coordinator. He had a 20-5 combined record as head coach at NAIA-level Lambuth (Tenn.) in 2008 and '09.

For complete coverage, including what will likely be a press conference tomorrow, follow thedmonline.com and @thedm_sports. Also, expect to see an online-only special edition, packed with Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss football content.