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Rebels fire defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ole Miss Rebels head coach Matt Luke fired defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff on Friday. This comes less than one day after the team’s season-finale on Thanksgiving night.

They ended the season with a 35-3 loss to the No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Rebels fell to 5-7 with the loss.

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Ole Miss was not eligible for postseason play even if they had six wins. The school was hit with violations that cost the team opportunity to play in the past two Bowl seasons.

The Bulldogs had 420 yards on offense against the Rebels. This included 309 rushing yards.

“Despite the challenges his unit faced this season, we can be better on that side of the ball, and I determined new leadership is needed,” the head coach said in a statement announcing McGriff’s dismissal.

“I want to thank Wesley for his hard work and dedication to Ole Miss.”

He was in his second season at the school. The defense was last in the Southeastern Conference in scoring defense. They were 113th nationally, as they gave up 36.3 points per game.

Their total defense was 489.2 yards per game. That was 123rd out of a possible 129 FBS teams.

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