Money wasted: Ole Miss still has a ridiculous number of defensive coordinators on the payroll
The Ole Miss defense has struggled mightily this season under co-coordinators D.J. Durkin and Chris Partridge. If that isn’t bad enough, it turns out Ole Miss (1-4) is still paying two of its previous defensive coordinators.
Mike MacIntyre and Wesley McGriff are still on the books at Ole Miss, according to USA Today’s Brent Schrotenboer, via 247Sports.
MacIntyre, who was Ole Miss’ defensive coordinator for only 2019, is due the difference of the $1.5 million remaining on his deal and the base salary of $425,000 he earns as Memphis’ defensive coordinator.
McGriff, meanwhile, is due $1.1 million through Jan. 31, 2021, minus the difference he’s earning on a $300,000 per year deal as Auburn’s secondary coach.
This all comes as Ole Miss is dealing with a budget shortfall due to COVID-19 and other restrictions that could rise to as much as $16 million or greater this year, according to athletic director Keith Carter. Ole Miss has made numerous cuts throughout all sports programs and there’s been salary reductions for coaches and personnel earning over $100,000 a year.
Ole Miss travels to face Vanderbilt (0-3) this Saturday (3 p.m. CST/SEC Network).