Hugh Freeze still doesn’t have a coaching job. The former Ole Miss coach was a part of an NCAA investigations, and Freeze resigned in July of 2017 for personal conduct reasons, as school officials were made aware of calls to an escort service in Freeze’s phone records. Earlier this week, Freeze was asked if he has been blackballed. “I think that, this past year, there were several schools that showed great interest in me,” he said. “And for whatever reason, they all ended the same way. I think that’s a question that’s better asked of people that had discussions in regard to my employment. It’s probably unfair for me to speculate on that. “I think the climate in America this past year probably affects a lot of administrators’ decision-making and they don’t really take the time to hear what our story is. They probably come quick to make some kind of judgment — maybe that happened and maybe it didn’t.” Alabama was one of at least five SEC schools that had contact with Freeze about on-field jobs. Alabama coach Saban wanted to hire Freeze as a co-offensive coordinator and position coach, AL.com reported. Mark Heim is a sports reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.