Ole Miss names interim Matt Luke its permanent coach

Ole Miss names interim Matt Luke its permanent coach

Ole Miss names interim Matt Luke its permanent coach

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).

Ole Miss announced its 37th head football coach at a team meeting on campus led by its Director of Athletics, Ross Bjork.

Luke said Ole Miss is a "destination job" and that he is looking forward to implementing his long-term plan instead of being motivating for just 12 games.

Of course, it's been one of the most tumultuous seasons in memory for coaches in the SEC. "Matt Luke Head Coach" with Luke's picture. Some of these coaches have been around for a while and may have a little baggage.

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Luke guided the Rebels to a 6-6 record this season after taking over for Hugh Freeze, who resigned under pressure in July. Luke will receive a $3 million base salary next season, and that figure increases each year through the contract's duration, which lasts until December 31, 2021.

"(Luke) is a solid guy.

Luke has a rich history with the Rebels. A former center for the Rebels from 1995-98, Luke had also coached at Ole Miss from 2002-05, serving as the tight ends and offensive line coach for now-Duke coach David Cutcliffe.


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