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.