Ole Miss was the talk of the college football world one week ago when its offense went up and down the field on second-ranked Alabama in the first meeting between new Rebels coach … © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. Under Durkin, the Wolverines limited opponents to 17.2 points per game in 2015, in addition to shutting out three consecutive opponents – the longest such streak at Michigan in 35 years. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: collegefootball | pageType: stories | Ole Miss’ new defensive coordinator Chris Partridge is the next big thing New, 1 comment The hire was overshadowed by D.J. According to Yahoo! However, the school's report found "significant dysfunction in the management of the athletics department," and an extensive ESPN report found a "toxic culture" surrounded the football program under Durkin, who compiled a 10-15 record at Maryland. He spent the 2019 season doing consulting work for the Atlanta Falcons and "several" college football teams. Durkin and his wife Sarah have one daughter, Abigail, and one son, Luke. Durkin, Chris Partridge and Joe Jon Finley on Thursday. Durkin continued his success in developing professional players during his time at Maryland as a pair of Terps were chosen in the 2018 NFL Draft. In Durkin’s first season as defensive coordinator, Florida finished first in the SEC and seventh in the country in pass defense (171.8 yards per game). – Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin continues to assemble his first Rebel staff, announcing the hiring of assistant coaches D.J. As the defensive coordinator at Florida from 2013-14, Durkin led the Gators to consecutive top-15 rankings in total defense with the 15th-best mark in the country in 2014 (329.0 ypg) and the eighth-best (314.2 ypg) in 2013. Durkin was honored with numerous team awards, including the Ken Schoeni Award for character and toughness, the Carlos Jackson Award personifying the values of a student-athlete and the Leadership Award. In addition, three Wolverines (Ryan Glasgow, Lewis and Peppers,) were named semifinalists for national defensive awards in 2015. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. In these cases, the average was taken. Besides his experience on the field, Durkin has been equally accomplished on the recruiting trail. Durkin’s cloud, but rest assured this dude is legit. "We received consistently strong feedback about Coach Durkin's strong character and work ethic and his positive impact on the communities and institutions where he was previously employed," Ole Miss athletic director Keith Carter said in a statement. Fowler was subsequently selected third overall in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. @OleMissFB , @Lane_Kiffin , @CoachCPartridge ⚪️COMMITTED ❗️❗️❗️", "SEC moves to conference-only 2020 schedule, pushes back start of season", "Sources: SEC Adopts Conference-Only Schedule With Sept. 26 Start", "SEC's New Schedule: Winners, Losers and... Mizzou", "Football Makes Change to 2020 Schedule, Adds Home-and-Home Series with Purdue", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2020_Ole_Miss_Rebels_football_team&oldid=984062904, 2020 Southeastern Conference football season, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using CFB schedule with named parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. D.J. Rebels fans are ready for the Lane Kiffin edition of Ole Miss football. After falling in three straight games to nationally-ranked teams, Maryland defeated Rutgers, 31-13, in its season finale to earn a berth in the Quick Lane Bowl. Durkin served as head coach at Maryland for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. was also taken by the Panthers in the fifth round of the 2018 draft. StubHub: Buy or Sell Ole Miss Rebels Tickets. Story Links OXFORD, Miss. Prior to Florida, Durkin spent three seasons at Stanford coaching defensive ends and special teams. From 2010-2012, Durkin served as special team coordinator and linebackers coach at Florida and coached under current Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. Sports' Pete Thamel, Ole Miss did an "extensive background check" before offering the position to Durkin, and the hire has been approved not only by athletic administrators but campus officials as well. The Gators were sixth nationally in first downs allowed (16.1 per game) and 15th in scoring defense (21.1 points per game), while allowing only 27 touchdowns, the sixth fewest in the nation in 2013. Durkin’s immediate impact in Ann Arbor was also displayed in player development. [2], Listed in the order that they were released, In the preseason media poll, Ole Miss was predicted to finish in a tie for fifth place in the West Division. (5:48) FLA – Kyle Pitts 1 yard pass from Kyle Trask, Evan McPherson kick, (3:43) MISS – Dontario Drummond 46 yard pass from Matt Corral, Luke Logan kick, (5:48) FLA – Trevon Grimes 22 yard pass from Kyle Trask, Evan McPherson kick, (12:04) MISS – Dontario Drummond 14 yard pass from Matt Corral, Luke Logan kick, (3:10) FLA – Kadarius Toney 16 yard pass from Kyle Trask, Evan McPherson kick, (0:05) FLA – Kyle Pitts 16 yard pass from Kyle Trask, Evan McPherson kick, (14:19) FLA – Kyle Pitts 71 yard pass from Kyle Trask, Evan McPherson kick, (13:43) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 18 yard rush, Luke Logan kick, (9:30) FLA – Evan McPherson 55 yard field goal, (5:06) FLA – Evan McPherson 37 yard field goal, (12:54) FLA – Evan McPherson 23 yard field goal, (11:00) MISS – Kenny Yeboah 8 yard pass from Matt Corral, Two-point conversion, (5:14) FLA – Kyle Pitts 17 yard pass from Kyle Trask, Evan McPherson kick, (0:58) MISS – Snoop Conner 1 yard rush, Two-point conversion failed, (12:38) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 1 yard rush, Luke Logan kick, (7:36) UK – Terry Wilson 4 yard rush, Matt Ruffolo kick, (1:33) UK – Asim Rose 2 yard rush, Matt Ruffolo kick, (13:19) MISS – Kenny Yeboah 14 yard pass from Matt Corral, Luke Logan kick, (0:29) UK – Terry Wilson 22 yard rush, Matt Ruffolo kick, (10:41) UK – Christopher Rodriguez Jr. 22 yard rush, Matt Ruffolo kick, (9:17) MISS – Jonathan Mingo 24 yard pass from Matt Corral, Luke Logan kick, (13:37) MISS – Jonathan Mingo 16 yard pass from Matt Corral, Luke Logan kick, (8:23) MISS – Snoop Conner 1 yard rush, Luke Logan kick, (2:04) UK – Christopher Rodriguez Jr. 1 yard rush, Matt Ruffolo kick, UK – Terry Wilson 10 yard rush, PAT missed, MISS – Elijah Moore 3 yard pass from Matt Corral, Luke Logan kick, (14:06) MISS – Kenny Yeboah 6 yard pass from Matt Corral, Luke Logan kick, (9:29) ALA – DeVonta Smith 14 yard pass from Mac Jones, Will Reichard kick, (13:31) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 3 yard rush, Luke Logan kick, (6:51) ALA – Brian Robinson Jr. 1 yard rush, Will Reichard kick, (3:15) MISS – Snoop Conner 3 yard rush, Luke Logan kick, (1:00) ALA – Najee Harris 5 yard rush, Will Reichard kick, (13:45) ALA – Najee Harris 33 yard rush, Will Reichard kick, (12:47) MISS – Kenny Yeboah 68 yard pass from Matt Corral, Luke Logan kick, (10:19) ALA – Miller Forristall 3 yard pass from Mac Jones, Will Reichard kick, (6:19) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 9 yard rush, Luke Logan kick, (2:39) ALA – Najee Harris 3 yard rush, Will Reichard kick, (11:31) MISS – Snoop Conner 1 yard rush, Luke Logan kick, (10:00) ALA – Najee Harris 16 yard rush, Will Reichard kick, (3:16) ALA – DeVonta Smith 14 yard rush, Will Reichard kick, (1:09) ALA – Najee Harris 39 yard rush, Will Reichard kick, This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 23:08. The 2020 Ole Miss Rebels football team represents The University of Mississippi in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Wide receiver DJ Moore, the 2017 Big Ten Receiver of the Year, was taken in the first round by the Carolina Panthers. Durkin will make his return in college football in 2020. During his time with the Gators, Durkin helped land four straight top-11 recruiting classes and nine five-star prospects. Head coach Matt Luke was fired on December 1, 2019 following an overall three-year record of 15–21 and SEC record of 6–18. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Michigan had nine defensive All-Big Ten honorees, including a pair of first-team defensive backs: Jourdan Lewis and Jabrill Peppers. 3, NC State QB Leary breaks leg, out four to eight weeks. Two independent, formal investigations did not find him to be at fault in McNair's death. D.J. Ole Miss announced Tuesday that Durkin will join Lane Kiffin's first Rebels staff as an assistant coach. All Rights Reserved. He led the team in sacks in 1998 and served as a team captain for two seasons. The anticipation for what could possibly lay ahead for the Ole Miss program has driven most Rebels into a frenzy. The group was highlighted by All-SEC first team selections Dante Fowler Jr., and defensive back Vernon Hargreaves, along with second-team all-conference honoree Antonio Morrison. Under Durkin's tutelage, Stanford's defensive ends helped the Cardinal rank 11th nationally in sacks per game in 2007 and 2009. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Bowling Green in 2001 and his master’s degree in educational administration and supervision in 2004. @JOE_JON_FINLEY @Lane_Kiffin @Coach_Leb", "Even in my darkest times, I have always believed, the light would shine & it's TIME!!! The Rebels finished the 2019 season 4–8, 2–6 in SEC play to finish in sixth place in the Western Division. section: | slug: ole-miss-adds-ousted-maryland-coach-d-j-durkin-to-lane-kiffins-new-staff | sport: collegefootball | route: article_single.us | They are led by first-year head coach Lane Kiffin. Durkin was first suspended, then reinstated, then ultimately fired without cause. They are led by first-year head coach Lane Kiffin Durkin brings a wealth of experience, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, where the Youngstown, Ohio, native helped spearhead successful units at Michigan and Florida, among other stops. Former Maryland coach D.J. [3], Ole Miss had games scheduled against Baylor (Texas Kickoff), Georgia Southern, Southeast Missouri State, and UConn, but were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Durkin brings a wealth of experience, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, where the Youngstown, Ohio, native helped spearhead successful units at Michigan and Florida, among other stops. During his first season in College Park, Durkin led the Terps to a 4-0 start, including five wins in their first seven games. 6-keys: media/spln/collegefootball/reg/free/stories, at "Once we had the chance to spend time with Coach Durkin, we were even more convinced that he is exactly the type of accomplished coach with strong football credentials who is also a proud and committed family man that will make him a great addition to our new staff.".

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