Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze has hired new offensive and defensive coordinators in an effort to overhaul his program following a disappointing 5-7 season.

The school announced on Friday that Phil Longo was picked to run the offense. Longo was the offensive coordinator at Sam Houston State, which had a 12-1 record this season and has made the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in each of the last three seasons.

The Bearkats' offense averaged 547.3 yards per game this season, which was No. 1 in the nation at the FCS level.

Wesley McGriff returns to Ole Miss to be the defensive coordinator following four seasons away — including one at Auburn and three with the New Orleans Saints.

McGriff was on Freeze's staff in 2012 as a co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach.

 

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