Dave Wommack, former Ole Miss defensive coordinator, visits South Alabama practice

Dave Wommack has left coaching, retiring in November after spending 36 years in football, including the last five as defensive coordinator at Ole Miss.

That doesn’t mean he stays away from the game completely, though, as he has popped up at a few South Alabama practices lately. No, he is not looking for a job, just checking in on his son, Kane, the Jaguars’ defensive coordinator.

“I think they call them senior interns,” Kane Wommack said. “He’s here for a couple of days. I did ask him to give me his thoughts on where we are as a defense. He has so much wisdom and experience after 38 years. He knows the things you need to do to prepare for a season.”

It probably isn’t a coincidence that South Alabama’s first opponent this season is Ole Miss, as the two teams meet on Sept. 2 in Oxford. the elder Wommack should be able to give good insight into what the Rebels’ do both offensively and defensively, even though his son said that is not the purpose of his visit.

“We’ve kind of stayed away from the whole Ole Miss thing, because I know he cares about those guys,” Kane Wommack said.

Either way, Kane Wommack and the Jaguars will go into Oxford looking to repeat their performance against Mississippi State in Starkville last season. South Alabama stunned the Bulldogs with a 21-20 victory.