What a dramatic couple of days it has been for the Ole Miss football program in the wake of Hugh Freeze’s resignation.
The Rebels were already in hot water and had self-imposed a postseason ban for the upcoming season, but Freeze’s departure was the biggest hit of all. After proving to an excellent (and perhaps shady) recruiter over the past several years, the proverbial wheels quickly came off as the NCAA came calling.
The question now becomes: Who will replace Freeze as the head coach at Ole Miss? In the interim, Matt Luke — Freeze’s former co-offensive coordinator — will oversee the team, but he is not considered the favorite for the job. According to Betonline.AG, that honor goes to current SMU head coach Chad Morris. Here are the most likely candidates for the job, according to Betonline’s odds:
Morris, SMU head coach (+300)
Derek Dooley, Dallas Cowboys wide receivers coach / former Tennessee head coach (+500)
Blake Anderson, Arkansas State head coach (+700)
Les Miles, former LSU head coach (+800)
Mike Norvell, Memphis head coach (+1000)
Other candidates for the job include Chip Kelly (+1400), Lane Kiffin (+1600), and Bobby Petrino (+2500)