Ole Miss names interim Matt Luke its permanent coach


Ole Miss is in a hard spot, but Luke held the ship together on short notice when Hugh Freeze was let go following NCAA turmoil this offseason.

This news conference had a much more positive feel than Luke's introduction as the interim coach, when the program was still reeling from previous coach Hugh Freeze's sudden resignation. OHT has compiled a list of potential head coaches we would like to see on the Ole Miss sideline in the future. As a result of the school self-imposing a postseason ban in response to an NCAA investigation in which the governing body has yet to make a final ruling, Ole Miss saw its season come to an end Thursday night. With a 33-yard field goal against rival Mississippi State, Wunderlich became the Ole Miss career record holder in field goals made (64), points scored (350) and points kicking (350).

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"We changed the culture in four months, imagine what we can do in a full off-season", Luke said. He was an Ole Miss assistant coach from 2002-05 and returned in 2012 as co-offensive coordinator.

Luke played his college football at Ole Miss, playing center for the Rebels from 1995 through 1998.