Ole Miss has officially raided the football staff of an SEC West rival.
Following up on reports that surfaced earlier in the day, the Rebels confirmed in a press release a short time ago that Freddie Roach has been hired to as Hugh Freeze’s defensive line coach. Roach replaces Tray Scott, who left last week for the same job with Kirby Smart at Georgia.
The past two seasons, Roach has served as the Tide’s director of player development for the past two years.
“Freddie brings instant credibility to our defensive line room,” a statement from the head coach began. “His coaching skills and passion for the game make him a great fit for our staff. As a highly successful player and coach, Freddie has been a part of championship programs, and we look forward to having his experience on our team.”
Roach’s last on-field job was at South Alabama from 2013-14, where he served as defensive ends and outside linebackers coach. That was his first full-time job at the FBS level.
The Alabama native played his college football for the Crimson Tide and got his coaching career started at his alma mater as assistant strength & conditioning coach (2008-10).