Matt Luke Replacements: Top 10 Candidates For Next Ole Miss Rebels Head Coach In 2020

Ole Miss Football announced Matt Luke is fired as head coach, meaning it is now searching for the next Ole Miss head coach. So who are the top candidates to replace Matt Luke as the Rebels head coach? We’ve got the top Ole Miss targets and some realistic options. 

There are some fun names Ole Miss could hire, like Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach, but is that the route Ole Miss wants to go for its next hire? Ole Miss has some talent, but they’re still recovering from the end of the Hugh Freeze Era. Would the top coach candidates want the Ole Miss job?

Proven coaches should be high on UNLV’s head coach candidate list and there are several who make sense. They are at FCS schools, but Sacramento State’s Troy Taylor and Weber State’s Jay Hill would be quality hires for a smaller FBS program like UNLV. 

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Proven coaches should be high on Ole Miss’ head coach candidate list and there are several who make sense. They are at smaller schools, but Memphis’ Mike Norvell and Appalachian State’s Eli Drinkwitz have done solid work. So has Tulane’s Willie Fritz and Louisiana’s Billy Napier. And what about more dark horse names like Charlotte’s Will Healy and UAB’s Bill Clark? 

Ole Miss Football could go with a coordinator hire, and one in particular makes sense: Clemson CO-OC Jeff Scott. One more wild card name: LSU assistant Joe Brady. 

Here’s the full Top 10 Candidates List:
#10 Mike Leach, Washington St. HC
#9 Joe Brady, LSU Passing Game Coordinator
#8 Jeff Scott, Clemson Co-OC
#7 Bill Clark, UAB HC
#6 Lane Kiffin, FAU HC
#5 Will Healy, Charlotte HC
#4 Willie Fritz, Tulane HC
#3 Eli Drinkwitz, App State HC
#2 Billy Napier, Louisiana HC
#1 Mike Norvell, Memphis HC

FOLLOW: Tom Downey is the Senior Writer & On-Air Host at Chat Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @Whatgoingdowney. 

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