Mike MacIntyre will join Matt Luke's staff at Ole Miss as the Rebels' new defensive coordinator, sources confirmed to ESPN's Chris Low. MacIntyre was fired as Colorado's head coach last month.
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Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was introduced Friday as Liberty's new football coach. Freeze, who resigned from Ole Miss in July 2017, replaces Turner Gill.
- Sources: MacIntyre taking over Ole Miss defense
- Freeze appreciates Liberty job as second chance
- Ole Miss WR Brown to declare for NFL draft
- SEC wants 'healthier environment' for Egg Bowl
Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown announced Tuesday he would forego his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL draft. ESPN NFL draft expert Todd McShay has Brown listed as the 32nd-best prospect.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey wants Mississippi AD Ross Bjork and Mississippi State's John Cohen to meet him in the league office to discuss "creating a healthier environment" for the annual Egg Bowl, which included a fight that resulted in four ejections.
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Ole Miss has fired defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff a day after ending the season at 5-7. The Rebels allowed an SEC-worst 36.2 points per game, as well as 483.4 yards per game. "Despite the challenges his unit faced this season, we can be better on that side of the ball, and I determined new leadership is needed," coach Matt Luke said in a prepared statement. "I want to thank Wesley for his hard work and dedication to Ole Miss."
Mississippi has announced that defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff will not return to the coaching staff next year, one day after the Rebels finished the season on five-game losing streak.
Nick Fitzgerald ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score to lead No. 22 Mississippi State over Mississippi 35-3 on Thursday night in an Egg Bowl marred by a fight in the second half that led to four ejections.
Four players were ejected from the Egg Bowl between Mississippi and Mississippi State after a fight at the end of the third quarter.
This Thanksgiving, through the sports rivalries we celebrate and the tables we'll gather around, we'll have another chance to be our best selves.
Kyle Shurmur hit Kalija Lipscomb with a 5-yard touchdown pass in overtime, and the Vanderbilt Commodores edged Mississippi 36-29 Saturday night to keep their bowl hopes alive for another week.