Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What now for Ole Miss?

Some of the names being thrown around include Alabama's Kirby Smart, Auburn's Gus Malzahn, Houston's Kevin Sumlin and Louisville's Charlie Strong. Ron Higgins of The Commercial Appeal tries to make a case for Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez (though with Saint Archie on the search committee, I imagine the new coach will be more of the squeaky-clean variety). Fact remains that Ole Miss has the second-lowest enrollment in the SEC (ahead of only Vanderbilt) and for years some of the state's best players have been lured elsewhere. The back-to-back Cotton Bowls were more an exception than an annual expectation.


J said...

The trend in this conference is to hire a coach from another team in the conference. Something tells me they wouldn't be able to get revenge on Auburn for Tuberville by getting Chizik but I can see them throwing a ton of money at Gus. Of course I would much rather they go get Kirby.

We can have some fun with this. How about picturing Charlie Weiss and his big, ugly mug among the beautiful scenery at The Grove?