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.
Who will be the next football coach at Ole Miss?
Billy Napier +250
Lane Kiffin +400
Bill Clark +600
Eli Drinkwitz +750
Willie Fritz +800
Mike Leach +1000
Mike Norvell +1200
Rick Rodriguez +1500
Mike MacIntyre +2000
— SportsLine (@SportsLine) December 2, 2019
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.