After a 15-21 record in three seasons and a controversial ending in their Egg Bowl loss, Matt Luke was let go as the head coach of his alma mater in early December.

In a quick and effective search, FAU’s Lane Kiffin was hired about a week later to revitalize the Ole Miss program and fan base. The early returns show that he’s done just that, and the hire of Mike Leach at rival Mississippi State has a whole lot of folks with no vested interest in the game looking forward to the Egg Bowl matchup between the two coaches full of personalities.

Kiffin quickly targeted a number of quality coaches to bring with him to Oxford, including Jeff Lebby, DJ Durkin, and Chris Patridge to fill his coordinator roles.

Kiffin was originally thought to have retained Freddie Roach (with the titles of Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Line / Recruiting Coordinator) after reportedly being in the mix for the same job with the New York Giant, but Roach ended up taking an opportunity to coach the defensive line at Alabama.

Lane was also able to beef up their strength department with four hires that will serve as associate directors of strength and conditioning.

On January 18th, Kiffin completed his staff by officially retaining Derrick Nix and Freddie Roach and announcing the addition of Terrell Buckley to coach the corners.

Below is a look at Kiffin’s full staff. Salaries will be updated once they’re released.



Jeff Lebby Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Salary TBA
Joe Jon Finley Tight Ends / Pass Game Coordinator Salary TBA
Randy Clements Offensive Line / Run Game Coordinator Salary TBA
Derrick Nix Wide Receivers Salary TBA
Kevin Smith Running Backs Salary TBA
DJ Durkin Co-Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Salary TBA
Chris Partridge Co-Defensive Coordinator / Safeties Salary TBA
Deke Adams Defensive Line Salary TBA
Terrell Buckley Corners Salary TBA
Blake Gideon Special Teams Coordinator Salary TBA
Wilson Love Director of S&C Salary TBA
Corey Miller Associate Director of S&C Salary TBA
Lance Ancar Associate Director of S&C Salary TBA
Jawarski Beckum Associate Director of S&C Salary TBA
KJ Florence Associate Director of S&C Salary TBA


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