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Sources: Ole Miss hires Mike MacIntyre as defensive coordinator

Ole Miss has hired former Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre to be its next defensive coordinator, multiple sources told SportsTalk Mississippi. 

It is a three-year deal that will pay MacIntyre $1.5 million per year pending university approval, sources said. Macintyre went 30-44 in six seasons at Colorado and was fired in November. MacIntyre has a career record of 46-65 as a head coach. He went 16-21 in three seasons at San Jose State, including a 10-2 mark in 2012.

This will be MacIntyre’s second stint in Oxford after working first as a wide receivers coach and then defensive backs coach at Ole Miss from 1999-2002 under former head coach and current Duke coach David Cutcliffe. MacIntyre was named National Coach of the Year in 2016 after guiding the Buffaoles to a 10-4 record and a Pac 12 South Title. Colorado fired MacIntyre after finishing 5-7 in 2017 and then 5-6 in 2018.   He is owed a buyout of $10.3 million from Colorado. RebelGrove reported that the amount is not lowered by taking an assistant coach position.

Ole Miss fired Wesley McGriff a day after the 2018 campaign ended. The Rebels finished near the bottom of the FBS in all major defensive categories.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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