Ole Miss removes interim tag, names Matt Luke full-time coach

Ole Miss made it official on Sunday night and officially named Matt Luke it’s full-time coach.

A press conference is scheduled for Monday morning. Luke went 6-6 as the interim, which included a win over No. 14 Mississippi State this past Thursday. Luke had met with the team on Sunday night prior to news coming out.

Luke is a former Ole Miss player and captain. He had served as an assistant under two different stretches. Luke was named the interim coach after the school parted ways with Hugh Freeze in July.

The search firm Ole Miss used was the Turnkey Search, which was the same one LSU used a year ago when it promoted Ed Orgeron to full-time coach from interim status, according to Antonio Morales of the Jackson-Clarion Ledger. 

The Rebels won SEC games against Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State and nearly beat Arkansas as well.

Luke will be one of at least 4 new full-time coaches in the SEC West next year, as Texas A&M, Arkansas and Mississippi State all will have new coaches.

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