#BREAKING: Ole Miss Removes Interim Label, Makes Matt Luke Full-Time Head Coach

Ole Miss tabs Matt Luke as head coach

Kevin C. Cox Getty Images Ole Miss football coach Matt Luke

It is relatively new territory for Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Luke will receive a $3 million base salary next season, and that figure increases each year through the contract's duration, which lasts until December 31, 2021.

The Rebels did have an up-and-down season under Luke but found a way to finish the year with a 6-6 record. Ole Miss closed their season at 6-6. "Matt Luke Head Coach" with Luke's picture.

Experts believe these are two moves that are having a big impact on the sports community in Mississippi. Since then Luke has coached on staffs led by the likes of Phillip Fulmer and David Cutcliffe, and he spent the 10 years prior to 2017 on the Ole Miss coaching staff.

MSU Special Teams coordinator Greg Knox will serve as interim coach for the Bulldogs' upcoming bowl game.

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On Monday, The Clarion-Ledger's Antonio Morales used Twitter to publish details of Luke's contract, a day after the interim tag was taken off the coach's title.

"(Luke) is a solid guy.

After his high school career at Gulfport, Luke played center for the Rebels from 1995-98.

To him, the Ole Miss job isn't a stepping stone.

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