Ole Miss assistant coach reportedly 'strong candidate' to be next UCF head coach
Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss program has a ton of momentum heading into the offseason but the Rebels could soon be hitting a speed bump looking ahead to the 2021 season.
With spring practice set to begin all across the Southeastern Conference in the coming weeks, Kiffin may soon be searching for a new play-caller to run the offense in Oxford.
That’s due to the fact Zach Barnett of FootballScoop is reporting that Ole Miss offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jeff Lebby has emerged as a “strong candidate” to be the next head coach at UCF. Lebby previously served as the offensive coordinator at UCF before being hired by Kiffin to run the offense in Oxford.
UCF has an opening after Josh Heupel left the program to take the Tennessee head coaching position, reuniting him with former UCF AD Danny White on Rocky Top. This week, UCF replaced White with former Arkansas State AD Terry Mohajir.
Mohajir’s hire at UCF could be relevant when it comes to Lebby as the Ole Miss coordinator was a candidate for the Arkansas State head coaching job that ultimately went to Butch Jones this offseason.
Now with a second opportunity to make a head coaching hire this offseason, Mohajir may decide Lebby is the ideal fit for the UCF program.