Ole Miss Football Coach Matt Luke was recently removed from the head position. The decision was made after the team lost against MSU in the Egg Bowl. Athletics Director Keith Carter saw this as the best thing to do after looking at Luke’s record of 15-21 over his three seasons coaching there. Luke has been coaching the Ole Miss Rebels since 2017. During his most recent season, the record was 4-8.
The team members have a different outlook on this outcome than Carter. A lot of the guys have taken this very personal. Some of them even walked out of the meeting when they were told the news. Others are threatening to transfer teams. One of the teammates shared his opinion stating, “I think they made the move off wins and losses. They didn’t make the move off how the players feel.”
Carter has yet to find a replacement for Luke, but the search has begun. In a statement released by Carter he spoke of how they were grateful for their time with Luke and his leadership, but that they didn’t see enough momentum in him. He judged him off his records and “standard of success” which did not meet the requirements. In the upcoming coach they are looking for someone who is driven for success and is focused on winning. It is clear that Ole Miss is planning to make a comeback in the upcoming season and is in it to win.