Ole Miss OC Jeff Lebby receiving significant bump in pay with new deal
Earlier this month, Ole Miss announced an extension for offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby. A report reveals that new deal comes with a significant raise.
According to Chase Parham of Rebel Grove, Lebby’s new deal puts him in the million-dollar coordinators club. Lebby’s new salary will be $1.2 million per year, up from $700,000.
Ole Miss broke the SEC record for total offense in conference games (562.4 yards per game), besting LSU’s mark of 550.0 yards per game set during the Tigers’ 2019 national championship campaign. The Rebels ranked top-20 in the country in 10 offensive categories, including total offense, scoring offense (40.7), rushing offense (217.7), passing offense (344.8), passing yards per completion (14.99), team passing efficiency (183.5), completion percentage (.714), first downs (249), third-down conversions (.504) and kick return defense (17.1).
Lane Kiffin hired Lebby away from UCF where he spent the 2018 season as quarterbacks coach before a promotion to offensive coordinator for the 2019 season. Lebby was a semifinalist for the Broyles Award, honoring college football’s top assistant, this season. Steve Sarkisian won the award.
“Coach Lebby did an incredible job managing our offense and preparing Matt (Corral) every game,” Kiffin said in the extension announcement. “Coach Lebby brings the innovative mentality we want in our program, and we look forward to building on the historic success of this season’s offense.”