Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning …

After the early morning flurry on Monday there was no real change on the perceived job status of Hugh Freeze.

Sources I talked to believe that Freeze will remain at Ole Miss. Memphis radio station WHBQ reported that Freeze had already signed his extension. That wasn’t what I heard. There was no official word from the school saying Freeze had signed a deal. It won’t be shocking to see media reports like this out of Memphis because that’s where Jimmy Sexton is.

Monday evening sources said that a verbal agreement had been reached and a deal would be signed soon, perhaps last night.

The Monday flurry included Florida denying an SB Nation report that Freeze had been offered the job. Here’s what the Gainesville Sun had to say about that.

Colorado State coach Jim McElwain, the former Alabama offensive coordinator, and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels are also believed to be candidates. …

Auburn had some defensive issues down the stretch and fired coordinator Ellis Johnson after the Tigers surrendered 55 points in the Iron Bowl. Who’s next at Auburn?

Of course Will Muschamp’s name comes to mind. It had already been tossed about for a Texas A&M job that’s been open longer. Maybe there’s Gus Malzahn-Kevin Sumlin steel cage match coming up to see who gets to hire Muschamp. More on the Aggies here.

Muschamp’s name had been mentioned in connection with a possible defensive coordinator position at South Carolina around mid-season, but Steve Spurrier told The State newspaper on Monday that he did not plan any staff firings at this time. …

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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