- Jan 15, 2008
IMO Luke was a multifaceted "win" hire for both him and the University. It bridges the gap with sanctions, adds a bit of stability, appeases Alumni as he is one, and it was essentially a multi year interim coach. If he was wildly successful, great, if not, it checks all of the other boxes. I think the player walking in the end zone lifting his leg like he was pissing after scoring a TD, for which the ensuing personnel foul essentially lost then the Egg Bowl this year, was the straw that broke the camels back... JMO...
I agree that he was a stop gap for Ole Miss. The thing I don't understand is, unless they have Norvell lined up, why now? Is it that so many openings were available that they had to make a move?