As first reported by 247Sports, Ole Miss has terminated assistant coach Randy Clements. Head coach Lane Kiffin made the decision to let the running game coordinator/offensive line coach go Tuesday morning a mere three days after completing spring practice and The Grove Bowl last Saturday.
Clements is coming off a 2020 season where the Rebels led the SEC in rushing behind strong performances behind Matt Corral Jerrion Ealy, Snoop Conner, and Henry Parrish (210.6 yards per game).
Clements arrived in Oxford last season after coaching the offensive line in Tallahassee at Florida State and boasts 30 years of coaching experience. 10 of those coming alongside Ole Miss offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jeff Lebby.
Under the guidance of Clements, Ole Miss was greatly improved at several positions up front, paving the way for the most efficient running team in the conference. Ben Brown transitioned from guard to center and was thriving by season’s end, Jeremy James earned Freshman All-American honors, and Royce Newman made a name for himself at the Reese’s Senior Bowl following a strong senior season.
At this time, there is no clear frontrunner to replace Clements.