Watch Ole Miss team find out Matt Luke's interim tag was lifted

Watch Ole Miss team find out Matt Luke's interim tag was lifted

The Rebels finished 3-5 in the SEC this season and finished sixth in the SEC West, just one game behind Mississippi State and Texas A&M. With NCAA sanctions looming and some tough losses it's been a rough year for the team and the Ole Miss fans.

Gary Wunderlich set new records in three categories in his senior season as Ole Miss' kicker. 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. "Matt Luke Head Coach" with Luke's picture. Mullen, 45, spent the last 13 years in the Southeastern Conference, cultivating offenses, developing quarterbacks and turning Mississippi State into a title contender.

So when Luke's interim tag was lifted and the team was informed during a meeting Monday night, it was a special moment.

Credit Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Luke took over in July after the unexpected resignation of former coach Hugh Freeze.

After his high school career at Gulfport, Luke played center for the Rebels from 1995-98. Now, with a 6-6 record and no football left to build a resume on Matt Luke's days as an interim head coach are over. He is an Ole Miss guy.

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