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Coaching changes at Ole Miss, MSU have fans reeling

28 November 2017

Matt Luke was introduced Monday as the new coach of Mississippi's football program - again.

The Rebels did have an up-and-down season under Luke but found a way to finish the year with a 6-6 record.

Luke interviewed for the job Friday, and following the win over Mississippi State multiple players stated their support for Luke getting the head coaching job. 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. We want him to be our head coach.

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MSU Special Teams coordinator Greg Knox will serve as interim coach for the Bulldogs' upcoming bowl game. Luke took over a week before the season began after Hugh Freeze's firing. He was a four-year center for Ole Miss from 1995-98, and his father was a defensive back in the 1960s, while his brother was a quarterback for the Rebels from 1989-91.

In his first season in charge of Ole Miss, Luke led the Rebels to a 6-6 record thanks to beating then-No. Ole Miss won three of their last four games, with the lone loss in the stretch coming against Texas A&M on November 18.

Coaching changes at Ole Miss, MSU have fans reeling