Tommy Tuberville weighs in.
“Personally, I think they just need to go in and wipe out the entire administration, get everything cleaned out and start over — because obviously people knew what was going on — and just get back to being Ole Miss and clean the slate and get people in there that want to get the job done the right way,” Tuberville said on ESPN Radio. “It’s just a sad day for them because people in that state really want to win games and want to be competitive at Ole Miss. And they’ve done a great job to this point and now they’ve had a terrible setback.”
I bet he’s got just the guy in mind to help clean up, too. Plus, he’ll be in the neighborhood real soon.
Ole Miss elevated offensive line coach Matt Luke, a former Ole Miss player, to interim head coach Thursday night. Tuberville said Thursday Luke was the first player he recruited when he jumped on board as Ole Miss’ coach in 1995.
Tuberville coached Ole Miss from 1995 through 1998 before beginning a 10-year stint at Auburn.
“Most schools are blood. You have to have people that believe in what you’re all about,” Tuberville said on the radio show. “… I talked him into walking on at Ole Miss.”
Tuberville, who was recently hired by ESPN as an on-air talent, said he plans to visit with Luke on Ole Miss’ campus to provide guidance.
Remembering the way he left Ole Miss, I’m sure his arrival will be greeted with open arms by the locals.