Contract details revealed for Ole Miss coach Matt Luke

Contract details revealed for Ole Miss coach Matt Luke

Taking over for Hugh Freeze, who resigned amidst controversy in July, Luke led Ole Miss to a 6-6 overall record (3-5 SEC West).

Luke will be formally introduced as head coach on Monday in a press conference at 11:30 A.M. CT.

While Ole Miss has self-imposed sanctions for its past NCAA violations including disqualification from a bowl game this season, many never thought the Rebels would actually achieve bowl-eligibility in 2017.

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The Florida Gators hired Dan Mullen as head coach on Sunday, leaving MSU looking for a replacement. We love that guy.

"A lot of the players want to see coach Luke", wide receiver A.J. Brown said Thursday.

Now Luke has a four-year contract that's worth $12.6 million.

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"As far as MSU, you lose the best coach you have ever had, but you lose him to an elite program in Florida, so I am not surprised whatsoever that Dan took the job". Ole Miss is in a hard spot, but Luke held the ship together on short notice when Hugh Freeze was let go following NCAA turmoil this offseason.

Luke played his college football at Ole Miss, playing center for the Rebels from 1995 through 1998. Ole Miss won three of their last four games, with the lone loss in the stretch coming against Texas A&M on November 18.

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