Filling analyst roles on staffs has become highly competitive, and in the SEC the roles are especially coveted with programs often filling those spots with coaches that bring impressive resumes with them.
According to sources, Ole Miss is set to add a former staffer at Michigan and Texas to their analyst lineup who also has FCS coordinator experience.
Sources tell FootballScoop that Elijah Sandweiss is joining the Rebels staff in an analyst role.
Sandweiss previously spent six seasons in Ann Arbor, starting off as a recruiting intern for the Wolverines before working his way into a variety of roles under defensive coordinator Don Brown in a variety of roles including as a defensive analyst.
Michigan is a familiar place that Lane Kiffin has turned to fill openings on his Ole MIss staff. Upon taking the job in Oxford, Kiffin brought a few former assistants under Don Brown at Michigan to Oxford when he took the Ole Miss job, perhaps most notably being co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach Chris Partridge and co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach DJ Durkin as well.
Most recently, beginning in February of 2020, Sandweiss was a part of Tom Herman's staff at Texas. He spent a year with the program in a defensive graduate assistant role.
In between his experience in Ann Arbor and Austin, Sandweiss served as the defensive coordinator at Howard (FCS - Washington, DC) from December of 2018 through January of 2020.
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