EGG BOWL AFTERMATH: McGriff fired, Metcalf declares for NFL Draft

Ole Miss defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff has lost his job just one day after the Rebels were throttled by the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Egg Bowl 35-3.

Posted: Nov 23, 2018 11:38 AM
Updated: Nov 23, 2018 11:38 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Ole Miss defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff has lost his job just one day after the Rebels were throttled by the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Egg Bowl 35-3.

Head football coach Matt Luke said the defense needed new leadership even though the unit faced challenges during the season.

McGriff had been defensive coordinator for the past two seasons before being fired. He was also co-defensive coordinator in 2012.

There's no early indication as to who will take over as defensive coordinator.

That new coach will be expected to boost a unit that contributed to a 5-7 season for the Rebels.

Ole Miss is also losing a key player on offense. Redshirt sophomore receiver D.K. Metcalf has announced he'll enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Metcalf scored 14 touchdowns during his Rebel career, but he suffered season-ending injuries in 2016 and 2018.

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