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Billy Napier Will Be Next Ole Miss Head Coach

Billy Napier Will Be Next Ole Miss Head Coach

Billy Napier Will Be Next Ole Miss Head Coach

Billy Napier will be the next Ole Miss head coach, it appears.

Napier, 40, is currently the head coach of Louisiana’s football team.

According to odds released by SportsLine, he is now a +250 favorite to take over for the recently fired Matt Luke.

Luke was fired on Sunday after three seasons as head coach at Ole Miss, much to the surprise of a lot of his players.

Many of them had reportedly grown close to the head coach, and there were numerous reports of a mini revolt following the university’s decision.

Luke’s ties to Ole Miss dated back to 2012 when Hugh Freeze brought in on board to coach up the o-line. He then took over for his predecessor as an interim head coach in 2017 and was given the job full time one year later.

In three seasons at the team’s shot caller he racked up a record of 15-21 overall and 6-18 in the conference.

Is Napier the right man for the job? Well, his Ragin Cajuns have locked up a berth in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game and are 10-2 on the year.

Whether he would be able to bring the same level of success to an SEC team remains to be seen.

Related: Clemson And Dabo Swinney Should Shut Up, Says Paul Finebaum

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  1. You really need to do more work on your information. First off Ole Miss had a knee jerk reaction firing Matt Luke due to boosters. Coaches are just now scheduling interviews, along with their other interviews and coaching duties.
    Second, Matt Luke’s ties date back to when his dad played in the 60s, his brother in the late 80s early 90s, and himself in the mid 90s. He was a GA in 99 , and a coach in 2002-2005.

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