News outlets in Miami and Waco are expected today to report that former Brownwood Lion quarterback Kirby Freeman will be transferring from the University of Miami to Baylor University.
When contacted Thursday night, Freeman declined to comment on the situation aside from confirming, “I’m not going back to Miami.”
Freeman added that some of the information expected to be published in Texas and Florida will be inaccurate, and at this time he is not at liberty to reveal his future plans.
Freeman was named the starting quarterback at Miami prior to the start of the 2007 campaign, his junior season. He started the first two games and the Hurricanes posted a 1-1 record before first-year head coach Randy Shannon named former starter Kyle Wright as his replacement.
In three seasons at Miami, Freeman completed 92-of-197 pass attempts for 1,311 yards with 12 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He also rushed for 197 yards and a touchdown on 71 carries. The Hurricanes were 21-16 during his three seasons.
The highlight of Freeman’s career at Miami was last year’s MPC Computers Bowl, where he earned the game’s MVP award for leading the Hurricanes to a 21-20 come-from-behind win over Nevada. Freeman threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing score.
The Hurricanes (5-7, 2-6 in ACC) did not qualify for a bowl this season.
Baylor (3-9, 0-8 in Big 12) recently hired former University of Houston and Stephenville High School head coach Art Briles to take over the program. Current Brownwood head coach Steve Freeman, Kirby’s father, worked as an assistant on Briles’ staff at Stephenville.