Ole Miss coach Matt Luke played center for four years in Oxford, so you know he has a special passion for the team’s offensive line.
Now, he has the man who will lead that unit as Jack Bicknell Jr. was named the Rebels offensive line coach, marking Luke’s first hire since taking over the Ole Miss program. The school made the announcement on Friday afternoon.
Bicknell has racked up 31 years of coaching experience, including 24 years in college and most recently seven seasons in the NFL, his most recent stop coming as an assistant offensive line coach with the Miami Dolphins.
“We are excited to add Coach Bicknell’s experience and expertise to our staff,” Luke said. “Being a former head coach, he brings a perspective that I look forward to having in our coaches’ meetings. As a Super Bowl champion, his track record gives him instant credibility with our linemen, and I can’t wait to see his impact with the players.”
Bicknell, a former Boston College offensive lineman, has accumulated 15 years of experience coaching offensive lines: eight in college at New Hampshire, Louisiana Tech and Boston College; seven in the NFL with the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dolphins.
He spent eight years as the head coach at Louisiana Tech, where he compiled a 43-52 record with the Bulldogs.
Bicknell was a three-year letterwinner at Boston College from 1981-85, where he was the center for 1984 Heisman Trophy-winning QB Doug Flutie. He can be seen here, snapping the ball to Flutie on the infamous Hail Mary to defeat Miami in 1984.