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Ole Miss tabs Matt Luke as permanent coach

Neal McCready from the Ole Miss Rivals affiliate Broke the News

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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.

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.