Report: Ole Miss has new OC, DC
A new report by FootballScoop says that Ole Miss has found its new offensive and defensive coordinators, with deals being finalized and announcements coming by Friday.
Offensive coordinator Phil Longo from Sam Houston State will reportedly make the jump from the FCS to the SEC and Auburn defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff will reportedly be coming back to Oxford after serving on Hugh Freeze’s staff in 2012. McGriff will be a coordinator this time around with the Rebels – and for only the second time ever after holding the title at Kentucky State, but he held the co-coordinator title at previous stops including Auburn. FootballScoop notes that McGriff was nearly named Vanderbilt’s defensive coordinator a year ago.
McGriff joined Auburn’s staff in January after three seasons with the New Orleans Saints. He replaces Dave Wommack, who retired after 38 seasons of coaching in college football, including the last five as Freeze’s defensive coordinator.
The school announced a week ago that co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner would not return for the 2017 season along with assistant AD Barney Farrar. Longo coached a highly potent Bearkats attack this past season, with Sam Houston State averaging 547.4 yards and 49.5 points per game.