Ole Miss introduced Lane Kiffin as its subsequent head soccer coach, however who will be a part of him?
With the altering of the guard on the highest stage, he’s granted the autonomy to usher in his desired hires at each offensive and defensive coordinator, in addition to every place coach.
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Wealthy Rodriguez: To be determined
Jeff Lebby was in Oxford to interview for the open place on Tuesday and is predicted to be introduced as the following offensive coordinator, per sources.
Lebby, 34, is at the moment the offensive coordinator at UCF underneath faculty pal Josh Huepel. His offenses have been fantastic in Orlando, guiding the Knights in 2018 to its second straight undefeated common season, an AAC title, and a berth within the Fiesta Bowl. This season with a real freshman, his offense is 13th nationally per SP+.
Mike MacIntyre: No resolution
As of now, the rumor mill surrounding the pinnacle job for the Landsharks has been essentially the most enjoyable. Sources inform us that MacIntyre might doubtlessly be within the working to maintain his job. Others inform us big-time Energy 5 names like Pete Golding, Randy Shannon, and Charlie Sturdy are doubtlessly up for an interview.
Operating backs coach
Derrick Nix: Kevin Smith
As introduced in Kiffin’s introductory press convention, Smith would be the second confirmed rent for the 2020 employees. The previous UCF standout performed 5 seasons with the Detroit Lions, and ranks third on the all-time listing for many dashing yards in a single season, behind solely Barry Sanders and Melvin Gordon. It’s protected to say that he is aware of the place.
Smith has served in the identical position at FAU since 2017, and has been credited for bringing a “professional mindset” to observe and preparation. Beneath his tutelage, present Buffalo Payments rookie Devin Singletary broke the NCAA document for many dashing touchdowns in a season, and was named Convention USA’s MVP in 2017. That very same 12 months, Smith’s backfield ran for a mean of 285.three yards per sport, good for sixth finest within the nation.
Broad receivers coach
Jacob Peeler: To be determined
Sources report that Peeler knowledgeable the crew Monday evening that he is not going to be returning. One supply has advised the Cup that D.J. McCarthy is a candidate to switch Peeler. He was Kiffin’s extensive receivers coach at FAU and was most notably part of Les Miles’ employees at LSU throughout their championship run.
Tight ends coach
Calvin Magee: To be determined
Sources point out that Derrick Nix will converse with Kiffin about the potential of transferring to tight ends coach on Tuesday. Nix is praised for his means to maintain Mississippi recruits in-state. It’s assumed that Magee is not going to be stored.
Offensive line coach
Jack Bicknell: To be determined
Ought to Briles be employed to the offensive coordinator place, Randy Clements, 53, is taken into account a chunk in a package deal deal. The 2 have spent practically a decade working alongside each other. Briles isn’t essentially a deal-breaker for Clements, however the familiarity could be a seamless transition to Oxford.
Line of defense coach
Freddie Roach: No resolution
Charles Clark: No resolution
One title that sources simply can not cease mentioning for this place is none aside from Mr. Towel himself, Trooper Taylor. The recruiting lightning rod that has loved stops at Tennessee, Oklahoma State, and Auburn is at the moment teaching extensive receivers at Duke.
One other title that sources are telling the Cup to control is Alabama’s Karl Scott. Kiffin and Scott are clearly accustomed to one another as a result of Nick Saban connection. Scott is one other speculative rent that might be an enormous asset on the recruiting path.
Along with the 2 outdoors hires, sources say that Derrick Nix will interview with Kiffin for a defensive backs teaching place on Tuesday. Nix has been one of many higher recruiters within the SEC.
Inside linebackers coach
Jeff Koonz: To be determined
Outdoors linebackers coach
Tyrone Nix: To be determined
Particular groups coach
Chris Rippon: To be determined
Sources say that Derrick Nix, 39, will likely be thought-about for a transfer to particular groups after serving because the working backs coach at Ole Miss since 2008. Rippon is just not anticipated to remain on employees.
Power and conditioning coach
Paul Jackson: Wilson Love
Wilson Love is the primary new employees rent, per Soccer Scoop. Love, 28, has labored underneath Kiffin because the 2014 season, when the graduate assistant at Alabama was seen head-butting defensive lineman and not using a helmet. He moved to an assistant on the energy employees for the Tide’s 2016 nationwide championship run, and have become the energy and conditioning coach at Florida Atlantic following the season.
Gamers and Kiffin alike have credited Love for his means to energise, in addition to getting them ready to complete a sport within the fourth quarter. He’s a lunatic, in the easiest way potential.
He’ll proceed to be a right-hand man for the protection on his son’s employees, the identical place he held in Boca Raton for FAU. The Tremendous Bowl XXXVII champ has coached within the NFL for almost everybody and has loved stops within the ACC, Huge 10, Pac-12, and the SEC all through the years. The mastermind behind the Tampa 2 scheme has coached or assisted protection since 1973(!). His final coordinator gig was in 2014 with the Cowboys and his final faculty coordinator gig was along with his son in Knoxville at Tennessee in 2009.
Affiliate A.D. of Participant Personnel
Tyler Siskey: No resolution
Assistant Director of Participant Personnel
After some intense courting from Joe Moorhead and Mississippi State, Siksey’s right-hand man will likely be staying in Oxford. Chapman has been instrumental within the Shark Tank method that has been carried out at Ole Miss since Siskey’s arrival and since Siskey realized every part in regards to the method from his time in Tuscaloosa whereas Kiffin was there, too, it solely is sensible to maintain Chapman.
For those who bear in mind, Chapman was additionally being closely pursued final 12 months by Arkansas and former head coach Chad Morris.