Paul Finebaum Suggests an Interesting Name for Auburn’s Next Coach

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Like many, Paul Finebaum ended the Brian Harsin era at Auburn.

And on Monday, an ESPN personality called an interesting name to replace: Hugh Freeze from Liberty.

During a recent podcast appearance with colleague Matt Barry, Finebaum said he could see the return of former head coach Ole Miss to the SEC.

A couple of years ago I was in Oxford and had dinner with him, and he’s a very persuasive person. And he briefly went through everything that led him to the unemployment queue. And I’m trusting Matt. If you were there, you’d be nodding your head: I vote for you, Hugh, whatever you sell. That’s how good he is.

Finebaum continued to praise Friese’s aggressiveness and his talent to coach the Tigers.

And you think about it, I mean, I love two-point conversions. You don’t want to play overtime against the mighty Wake Forest. He beat a couple of ACC teams, he almost won every one of those games. That’s how… and that’s with Liberty’s talent. Can you imagine Auburn’s talent? And he knows it, he and [Gus] Malzan were very close friends. He knows the area, I think his daughter even went there for a while, so he knows the way to Auburn. It’s definitely a name you should keep an eye on.

The Gus Malzan factor may prove to be an important factor in the eventual landing of the Frieze at Auburn.

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