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Ole Miss Football chief executive expected to leave Oxford for athletes first

By on January 4, 2022 0

The Ole Miss football program has lost another member of its staff after its historic 10-game winning season.

According to On3 Sports’ Matt Zenitz, Rebel general manager Matt Lindsey is expected to leave Ole Miss for a position with sports agency Athletes First.

While she was managing director of Ole Miss, Lindsey’s priority was to identify potential recruits and build relationships with them in hopes of bringing their talents to Oxford. Lindsey was overseeing recruiting, analysis, handling appointments and handling transfers while remaining in constant communication with head coach Lane Kiffin.

Lindsey basically oversaw the day-to-day operations in and around the Ole Miss football program. Lindsey has been a crucial member of the program for the past two years as he helped Ole Miss land the No.17 ranked recruiting class in 2021.

Lindsey was part of the Philadelphia Eagles scouting team that analyzed and spotted quarterback Carson Wentz and other key players who started in Super Bowl 52 for the Eagles.

In South Carolina, Lindsey helped the Gamecocks land three consecutive Top 25 recruiting classes, including the No.18 class in 2020.

The loss of Lindsey is another blow to a booming program that has already lost offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby to the Oklahoma Sooners.

The rebels also have crucial positions to fill on the list now. Star quarterback Matt Corral and other talented players declared themselves for the NFL Draft in April and played their last game in an Ole Miss uniform.


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