On his first day as a rival assistant, Terrell Buckley made sure to thank Mississippi State fans.

The newest member of Lane Kiffin’s staff thanked the Mississippi State community for four years as a Bulldogs assistant:

Four years ago I made [the] decision to come back to my home state, MS, to educate, inspire, develop and elevate young men. I was afforded an opportunity to continue doing what I love. I am thankful to the MS State family, fans, colleagues, and especially the players. That was an exceptional chapter in my life and I will always be grateful. The next chapter begins.

Foola from the ‘Goula

Buckley was officially announced as Ole Miss’ new cornerbacks coach on Saturday. He coached at MSU from 2016-19, coming over from Louisville.

The ‘Goula native led his hometown high school to a Mississippi state championship in 1987. Buckley was inducted into the Pascagoula Athletic Hall of Fame in June 2018. Buckey played college football at Florida State, where he won the Jim Thorpe Award and was a consensus All-American in 1991. Last month, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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