Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a call to an escort service.
Freeze's resignation brings a stunning end to a five-year tenure that saw a Sugar Bowl victory, but also a wide-ranging NCAA investigation into rules violations. His ultimate downfall came after school officials investigated Freeze's phone records and found misconduct.
"In our analysis, we discovered a pattern of conduct that is not consistent with our expectations as the leader of our football program," athletic director Ross Bjork said. "As of yesterday, there appeared to be a concerning pattern."