Per Reports, Ole Miss football hiring Purdue special teams coordinator Marty Biagi
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin continues to find excellent replacements for coaches who have departed Oxford. He wasted no time solidifying another top hire with reports indicating the Rebels’ head coach has hired Purdue’s Marty Biagi as the Rebels’ new special teams coordinator.
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Biagi replaces Jeremy Springer who left last week to take a position with the Los Angeles Rams.
Biagi, who has a reputation as one of the top special teams coordinators in the nation, has spent the last two seasons with the Boilermakers as their special teams coordinator and linebackers coach.
He is known for developing some of the nation’s top talent. Prior to Purdue, Biagi spent three seasons at North Texas coaching 10 All-Conference players for the Mean Green.
Under Biagi, UNT special teams scored six touchdowns, blocked nine punts, and four kicks. His unit finished in the Top 20 in blocked kicks in all three seasons he was in Denton. While there, he helped elevate their kick-off return average from 19.0 yards back in 2007 which ranked them 106th in the nation to 23.7 yards (22nd in 2018) and 23.3 (25th in 2019) .
The Kentucky native has made several other stops, including South Bend where he was a special teams analyst for the Fighting Irish in 2016. At South Dakota, he served as the corners coach.
Biagi is no stranger to the SEC. In fact, he made his coaching start as a graduate assistant at Arkansas, following that up as a co-defensive coordinator at Arkansas Pine Bluff in 2011.
Biagi also has Marshall ties, as he was a place kicker and punter for the Thundering Herd.
There is no doubt Biagi will continue to make an impact when he arrives in Oxford. Welcome to the ‘Sip, Coach Biagi!
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Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.