After a busy day of news in the SEC, reportedly Ole Miss has their new head coach and did not have to search far to find him.
A source familiar with Ole Miss' search tells @rebelgrove Ole Miss will take the interim tag off Matt Luke and make him the Rebels' permanent coach. We haven't confirmed that but we are comfortable with the sourcing.— Neal McCready (@NealMcCready) November 27, 2017
As first reported on Twitter by Neal McCready, Matt Luke is expected to be named permanent coach for the Rebels.
Luke went 6-6 as interim head coach with the season headlined by an upset win in the Egg Bowl over rival Mississippi State but the season also had losses to Cal, Arkansas and Texas A&M that were blown second half leads.
The new head coach was a 33-game starter at Ole Miss and has been the offensive line coach for the Rebels under David Cutcliffe, Ed Orgeron and Hugh Freeze. Luke had been with Freeze’s staff since 2012 and was named interim head coach in July after Freeze was forced out.
UPDATE: Ole Miss has officially announced the hire.
ANNOUNCEMENT | Matt Luke has been officially named head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels. Press conference Monday at 11:30am. #HottyToddy pic.twitter.com/cS2w1LsPAi— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) November 27, 2017