Sources: Ole Miss includes ex-Giants coach Judge

  • Chris Low, ESPN Elder WriterApr 3, 2024, 07:09 PM ET


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Former New York Giants coach Joe Judge has signed up with Ole Miss’ football personnel, sources informed ESPN on Wednesday, as Lane Kiffin continues to make crucial staff additions this offseason.Judge was the Giants’head coach in 2020 and 2021 before being fired and was with the New England Patriots the past 2 seasons, most just recently as the assistant head coach under Expense Belichick in 2023. Kiffin has actually made an effort to bring in coaches with ties to Nick Saban and/or Belichick. Judge coached unique groups under Saban at Alabama from 2009 to ’11 and invested 10 seasons working under Belichick in various roles, consisting of special teams, quarterbacks and receivers.A former player at competing Mississippi State, Judge is the second coach with Mississippi State ties to be hired this offseason by Ole Miss. Zach Arnett invested the 2023 season as Mississippi State’s head coach after showing up as protective coordinator in 2020. Mississippi State promoted Arnett following the death of coach Mike Leach in December 2022 and after that fired him in November after the team dropped to 4-6. Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Some of the others Kiffin employed this offseason who have ties to Saban include tight ends coach Joe Cox and protective

expert William

Vlachos. Cox, a

previous Georgia quarterback, coached the Alabama tight ends the past 2 seasons. Vlachos was an All-SEC center at Alabama under Saban and part of two championship game teams. He later worked as an expert under Saban during the time Kiffin was the Tide’s offensive coordinator.Also this offseason, Kiffin generated NFL veteran personnel director Mike Williams to be the Rebels ‘senior director of player personnel and Billy Glasscock as the Rebels ‘basic manager.

Glasscock was previously the player workers director at Texas. Alex Brown was employed far from SMU to be Ole Miss’director of scouting, and previous Middle Tennessee star quarterback Brent Stockstill joined Ole Miss’personnel as an offending analyst.Judge, who spent the past 12 years in the NFL, is expected to serve in a senior expert function at Ole Miss, which will certainly tap into his special teams expertise.A new proposition introduced last month by the NCAA Football Oversight Committee would, if passed, enable college football programs to have a limitless variety of staff members– not just the 10 assistant coaches and head coach– on the field coaching and offering instruction throughout practices and games.Ole Miss Spirit was the very first to report Judge’s hiring.

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