It appears that Ole Miss has found its next offensive coordinator.
According to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, Matt Luke and the Rebels are set to hire former Arizona, Michigan and West Virginia head coach Rich Rodriguez to coordinate its offense.
The 55-year-old former head coach has more than three decades of coaching experience. His last stint as an offensive coordinator came at Clemson from 1999-2000. Rodriguez is considered one of the pioneers of the spread option.
Rodriguez last coached Arizona in 2017, where he finished with an overall record of 43-35. He was fired from Arizona on Jan. 2, 2018 after the school spent three months looking into a multimillion-dollar suit by his former administrative assistant claiming sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. He did not coach anywhere in 2018.
Former Ole Miss offensive coordinator Phil Longo is now at North Carolina.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 31, 2018