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Hugh Freeze On The Climate In America

It’s not the nation, Hugh. It’s the escorts. And the fact that you lied about them.

September 12, 2018 - 11:00 am

It’s been a minute since we’ve talked about Hugh Freeze and if it’s been a minute that probably means that Hugh Freeze was laying low in an attempt to rehabilitate his image. But he resurfaced at the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday night and to talk about life and take some questions. One of those questions was about the fact that he doesn’t have a job at the moment and whether someone or something was behind that.

That’s an interesting word salad of an answer, but here’s the money quote: “I think the climate in America the last year probably affects a lot of administrator’s decision making.”

Hell yes. Finally, someone said it. Someone had the guts to stand up and say the truth. He’s not dancing around the issue. He’s willing to come right out and say it. And it’s about damn time. 

Leave it to a dude named Hugh Freeze to give you some stone cold facts. The “climate in America” is preventing Hugh Freeze from getting a job. 

It has nothing to do with the fact that the last time anyone heard the name Hugh Freeze, it was when he was run out of Oxford for calling sex workers on his cell phone. Sorry, I misspoke. It’s not entirely accurate to say that he was calling sex workers on his cell phone. The real truth is he was calling sex workers ON HIS SCHOOL-ISSUED CELL PHONE. 

And when asked about it, he told Yahoo that he had accidentally misdialed the number: “I’ve got no idea, to be honest. I was in an 813 area code and that was a 313 number, I think that might have been a misdial. I don’t think there was even a conversation. There’s nothing to it.”

It’s not just that he was calling sex workers. Or that he was calling sex workers from a school issued phone, this dude actually had the stones to say he had the wrong number.  You know, the old accidentally called the hooker excuse. I mean, who listening to this show right now hasn’t accidentally, called an escort service a time or ten? 

It happens. Happens to us all. 

I see you working, Hugh. I could see how that could happen. I guess. Once. Sort of. Not really. Not a chance in hell. And especially since it wasn’t a one off.

Because according to the Wall Street Journal: “the university’s investigation uncovered “calls of a similar nature” over the course of several years, often matching up with travel logs showing the coach’s use of the school plane. The school said it examined his travel logs from peak recruiting times—often November, December and January—when Freeze would travel out of state, using the school plane and other public resources.”

So he wasn’t just using a school issued cell to call sex workers, he was using a school issued plane to travel to get with them. While other coaches were recruiting players, Hugh Freeze was recruiting sex. 

Every so often, you just have to take a step back and applaud the audacity. I mean, if you’re going to set fire to your career, don’t just spray a little lighter fluid and flick a blue tip , dump the  whole freaking  drum of gasoline on it and hit it with a flamethrower.  

But despite that disastrous end in Oxford, Hugh is still wondering why he doesn’t have a job. “I’m honored that some coaches in this league know me for who I am and felt like, ‘we need to go after this guy.’ I hate it didn’t work out and at the time I was kind of angry or wondering, ‘what the heck is going on?’

What the heck is going on? Seriously, you don’t know what the heck is going on?  You don’t know what no one will hire you. 

Did you black out and erase what just happened? Do you remember the last fifteen months?

You lost your job because you were calling sex workers for years and you lied about it. And now you’ve somehow convinced yourself that the reason you can’t get a job, is not because you were chasing escorts but because it’s quote  “climate in America”? 

Like the world has suddenly become so politically correct that a guy who uses a school phone to call sex workers and a school plane to fly to meet them can’t get a job now. 

Man, I hate it when that happens. Just like I really hate that the PC Police make it so, that you can’t even use your school issued phone to get with escorts and then lie about it anymore. The hell is this world coming to anyway?! Why the hell is everyone so sensitive these days?

Back in the day, you could take a school plane on a recruiting trip and after visiting a recruit in his living room, you could spend some time in a sex worker’s bed room. That’s how it was. And that’s how it still should be. 

Is that your argument, Hugh? Because, and let me just throw this idea out there and we can see if there’s anything to it, maybe the issue isn’t “the climate in America,” but the fact that schools and a conference don’t want to hire a guy who’ll use their phones and their planes to get with escorts. Maybe schools don’t want a coach using school money and school resources on sex. Maybe the SEC commissioner doesn't want to have to answer questions about why a guy is back in the conference a few months after a scandal like that. Maybe that’s the thing. Maybe that’s what it’s about. 

Nah, you’re right. It’s probably all about the climate in America and has nothing to do with you trying to get with escorts on company time and on the school’s dime. Whatever works for you, Hugh? And no, we don’t need to go ask the people who won’t hire you, why they won’t. We already know. It’s not the nation. It’s the escorts. And the fact that you lied about them.