He was in good spirits earlier this week when releasing an update from his hospital bed, and the latest update is he’s no longer in a hospital bed.
Freeze has been moved to a Fairfield Inn & Suites on the Liberty University campus, across the street from the Flames’ indoor practice facility. Stationed in a recliner, Freeze watches practice through a live feed and then radios his coaching points in through a walkie-talkie.
“It gives me a feeling like I’m coaching even though I’m not there,” Freeze said. “It really helps me with the staff. I’ve never stopped having staff meetings other than the day I had surgery. Even the days I was in total spasms, staff meeting at 9 o’clock, I’m on the phone with them. Now, after practice the offensive guys can come up here and I’ve already seen practice.
“You want to be out there with those guys. I miss that. It’s frustrating that I can’t be (out there). I know that there’s purpose in everything and it may be that God is growing some of these coaches without me being there and He’s growing me in ways that I could not grow if I wasn’t forced to sit in this recliner.”
— Game On LU (@GameOnLU) August 22, 2019
Liberty opens its season next Saturday at home against Syracuse.