Matt Luke was given a tough task in being named Ole Miss’ interim head coach following the firing of Hugh Freeze this past summer.
But he’s handled it well, leading the Rebels to a 6-6 record, including an upset Egg Bowl win over Mississippi State in the final week of the season. Plus, he did that while knowing his team had no shot at a bowl game, as Ole Miss had self-imposed a bowl ban for the 2017 season.
Put all that together, and what do you get? Evidently, you get Ole Miss’ next full-time head coach, as Luke was named on Sunday night. As it always does, the internet had plenty of interesting reactions to Luke’s hiring.
We’ve found some of the best ones here:
Ole miss stuck with Matt Luke…that state win is more valuable than people give credit for. Beating state/um is a golden ticket in ms
— HopeUGAwinseverygamevsFlorida (@TheOGPhrosty2) November 27, 2017
@RossBjorkAD I sincerely hope you’re fired soon. Start planning your exit now. Hiring Matt Luke is the last straw. You’re the worst thing to happen to us in a long time, and that’s saying a lot.
— Boo Radley (@38YearsForward) November 27, 2017
Wait…they hired a search firm, the search firm conducted a search, & they concluded that the candidate that they “found” in said search was Matt Luke, the interim coach!?!?
— Donald Newton (@DonaldFNewton) November 27, 2017
Ole Miss playing it safe by hiring Matt Luke as coach but he’s got to get a new OC or something cuz I can’t handle Longo for another year.
— Mike Mike (@SherlockMike09) November 27, 2017
Matt Luke did a great job with that team this year, greatly deserved for him. He is ole Miss through and through
— The life Of A Vol (@ThelifeOfAVol1) November 27, 2017
Well Matt Luke is the next HC at Ole Miss. Not the splash hire i was hoping for but I’ll support him regardless. #HottyToddy
— Adam Olson (@Adam_Olson24) November 27, 2017
Ole Miss keeping Matt Luke is a good move IMO
— Farragut (@DavidLodovisi95) November 27, 2017
Ole Miss keeping Matt Luke pic.twitter.com/5uKranoOJZ
— Tyler Garret Smith (@ArenaFanatic) November 27, 2017
Rebel nation. Let’s get behind coach Matt Luke and these players!
— jeff treadway (@jeff_treadway) November 27, 2017
I despise ole miss with every fiber of my being, but I honestly feel like Matt Luke is a good fit for the job. Need someone who is low key and cares about his players. https://t.co/PbBm8PAQl0
— Forrest Everitt (@forrest_everitt) November 27, 2017