After beating them in an ugly game to regain the Golden Egg Trophy on Thursday, Ole Miss rivals MSU look to be about to appoint Jeff Lebby as their new head coach.
On Thursday night in Starkville, Ole Miss took down Mississippi State 17-7 in the 120th annual Egg Bowl meeting. It was an excellent win for head coach Lane Kiffin and the team, regaining the Golden Egg Trophy after losing in last season’s game.
Kiffin came up against interim head coach Greg Knox, who was taking charge of his second game, following the firing of Zach Arnett.
News has broken in the last hour via Pete Thamel that Mississippi State is in the process of announcing Oklahoma offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby as their new head coach.
Jeff Lebby is no stranger to Ole Miss, with Kiffin hiring him as the QB/OC in December 2019. Lebby had the Rebels ranked as the 8th best offense in college football in his first season. He departed after two seasons with Kiffin, linking up with new head coach Brent Venables at Oklahoma.
Lebby looks to be confirmed very soon as the new head coach of the Bulldogs, with the reports saying it will be a five-year deal. It may be a surprise to some with the hiring. However, MSU Athletic Director Zac Selmon knows Lebby from his time in Oklahoma.
Selmon will be hoping the hiring of Lebby will have a big effect on the offense, with that side of the ball being a big problem this season. The new head coach has shown in the past that he is capable of producing a talented offense, not just with his time at Ole Miss.
Ole Miss will continue their rivalry with Mississippi State in 2024. It will be another familiar face on the opposing touchline for Kiffin, something he is used to seeing in SEC games.