Luke led Ole Miss to a 6-6 record this season, including a 3-5 mark in the SEC. Bjork intimated throughout the season he wanted to have a permanent coach in place by the week following the Egg Bowl and he has done just that.
Three days after leading his alma mater to a win over in-state rival Mississippi State, it was announced that Matt Luke's interim tag will be removed and he will be the next head coach at Ole Miss. "Matt Luke Head Coach" with Luke's picture.
An emotional team and its coach embraced following the news. Ole Miss isn't eligible for a bowl game this season after self-imposed sanctions due to receiving an NCAA notice of allegations. He was an Ole Miss assistant coach from 2002-05 and returned in 2012 as co-offensive coordinator. "This will serve as a teaching moment for these men, and we look forward to seeing them grow from this experience".
JP: Warmer temperatures for the weekend
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy skies and a few late day showers will be possible, with a high temperature of 56 degrees. Temperatures will jump to the middle 50s as we head back to work and school Monday , and continue into Tuesday .
"A lot of the players want to see coach Luke", Brown told reporters.
Bjork has said he wanted someone in place who has a clean background and, "will do things the right way". Luke, 41, now has a four-year contract that's worth $12.6 million.