Per multiple sources, including 24/7 Sports and the Ole Miss Spirit, Matt Luke will not return in 2020 as the head coach of Ole Miss Football.
This comes after finishing this season with a 4-8 record, which moved him to 15-21 overall. Along with it, the move comes three days after the controversial 21-20 Egg Bowl loss to Mississippi State.
From Ole Miss AD Keith Carter:
“After evaluating the overall trajectory of our football program, we did not see enough momentum on the field and determined a change is necessary in order for our student-athletes to compete at the highest level.”
“While improvements were evident in certain aspects of the program, we are judged ultimately by our record, and, unfortunately, we did not meet the standard of success that we expect from our program. We will always be grateful to Coach Luke for his leadership, particularly from a recruiting, academic and overall culture standpoint. At the same time, winning is important, and we know that we can compete for championships at Ole Miss.
“A search is underway to find a new head coach who can build a complete program that attracts top talent, develops them as young men and sustains a winning mentality. We will be looking for the leadership, energy and commitment to excellence necessary to compete in the Southeastern Conference and galvanize our passionate fan base.”
A team meeting has been called for 8 pm to address the team and break the news. Luke is expected to speak.
A press conference will be held by Carter and the Athletic Department at 11 A.M. CDT. It will be live on SEC Network +, OleMissSports.com, and the official Ole Miss Football Twitter account.
More information will be added as it is gathered by Mississippi Sports.