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Ole Miss Announces Lee’s Return, Rader’s Exit

Ole Miss has officially announced the hiring of Miami Dolphins quarterbacks coach David Lee… and the departure of last year’s QBs coach and passing-game coordinator Dave Rader.  Mike Markuson will continue in his role as O-line coach and run-game coordinator.

In a surprising move, Houston Nutt says that he’ll turn over play-calling duties to his old buddy, Lee.

“I’ve been thinking about this for the past year as far as giving up some of those duties to allow myself to go both sides,” Nutt told The Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

Lee has been at Ole Miss before.  In fact, he was the quarterback coach when Kent Austin was in Oxford as a player.  Austin was Nutt’s passing-game coordinator in 2009 before taking over as head coach at Cornell.  Austin’s exit opened the door for Rader who’s now being shown the door in favor of Lee.  Got that?

Interestingly, the Ole Miss offense averaged nearly 31 points per game this season and ranked third in the SEC in rushing.  The possibility for changes on the defensive side of the ball remains.

 


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