Coach Matt Luke and Ole Miss football have seen a makeover and Ole Miss fans are left wondering where the future of Ole Miss football is headed.
While some Ole Miss football fans are still deciding the verdict on the recent hires by coach Matt Luke there is little doubt things will be better. After we watched coach Matt Luke make some staff changes which needed to be made we have to believe the program will be much better with new coordinators Mike Mac and Rich Rod in the mix along with some key assistant hires.
With the recent departure of linebackers coach Jon Sumrall from the Rebels staff and subsequent hiring of coach Tyrone Nix there are Rebels who have questions. While many of us are happy to see Nix added to the linebackers staff Sumrall is still a hard coach to let go of. In 2018 we saw the success at the LB position and hoped it would get better in 2019.
Coaching Changes Happen
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Honestly speaking, after a 5-7 season what did you really expect to happen? If coach Matt Luke had not made the changes he did we would have every right to question the program’s success heading into 2019. With the changes which coach Matt Luke has made or was forced to make have to be in the best interest of the Ole Miss football program.
Each season there will be coaching changes and we have seen it happen to even the very best of teams. Between openings and firings there is always going to be needed changes and the addition of new staff. Just look at how many staff changes Nick Saban at Alabama has seen during his tenure with the success they have had. Each season is a new season and has new faces, it’s just a part of college football.
A Different View
The 2019 season the Rebels will be obviously different and especially on the defensive side of the ball. Coach Mike Mac will be instituting a new 3-4 defense and we can expect some personnel changes amid the chaos. However, when you look at two of the worst defenses in the nation over the past two seasons then you should be very optimistic about the future. Changes on defense needed to be made and we have to wait and see exactly what the future holds.
Then you look at the Longo offense which while productive over the past two seasons was unable to score points in 2018. Longo left for North Carolina and Rich Rod enters. Ta’amu is leaving and we have a prodigy at QB in Matt Corral who will own the reins of the offense in 2019. Rich Rod’s offense will be dynamic utilizing the spread and we can expect huge numbers once again.
So while we await the 2019 Ole Miss football season we get ready for the 2019 spring and the football practice which will soon begin. It’s a new look for Ole Miss and a new look for the future of Ole Miss football. 2019 could be the beginning of something very special. Hotty Toddy!