Ole Miss is set to make some news.
On Thursday, the Rebels’ Twitter account teased that “big official announcements” will be made Friday morning. Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, a report from Football Scoop surfaced earlier in the day that suggested Ole Miss was primed to hire Sam Houston State’s Phil Longo as its offensive coordinator and Auburn assistant Wesley McGriff as its defensive coordinator.
Stay tuned for some big official announcements coming in the morning. #HottyToddy
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) December 16, 2016
Ole Miss was forced to replace both coordinators after defensive coordinator Dave Wommack (retired) and offensive coordinator Dan Werner (fired) parted ways with the program after the Rebels’ 5-7 season.
Longo has been with Sam Houston State since 2014. This season, the Bearkats were No. 1 among Football Championship Subdivision teams in total yards (547.3 per game), No. 2 in points per game (49.5) and passing yards (368.3 per game) and No. 3 in first downs (336).
McGriff worked under Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze as a co-defensive coordinator with the Rebels in 2012. McGriff had a three-year stay with the New Orleans Saints before working as Auburn’s secondary coach this season. The Tigers rose from eighth in the SEC in pass efficiency defense (116.99) last season to third in the league this year (112.78).