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Hugh Freeze is coaching Liberty from his hospital bed

Hugh Freeze has spent the month of August battling back spasms that were a symptom of staph infection, but he hasn't let that get in the way of his work.

And now that game day is here and his back still won't let him be upright, Freeze still isn't letting his body get in the way of his job.

As Liberty opens its season at home against No. 22 Syracuse, Freeze is there with his team in Williams Stadium. And so is his hospital bed.

And, no, Hugh isn't watching. He's coaching.

After two years away from coaching, Freeze clearly isn't going to let a little thing like an inability to stand or sit upright stop him from coaching his team.

Syracuse won the game, 24-0.