Analyst Names The “Worst” Coach In The SEC

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hand with head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 29: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hand with head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers after the Iron Bowl at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Auburn Tigers 55 to 44. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re less than three months away from the start of the college football season. In less than two months, teams will be starting training camp.Where does that leave us now? With plenty of offseason chatter and rankings.This week, Athlon Sports ranked every coach in the SEC heading into the 2018 season.Who’s the worst coach in the league? Ole Miss’ Matt Luke.From Athlon Sports:Luke is the ideal coach to lead the Ole Miss program and landed the full-time job after guiding the Rebels to a 6-6 record as the interim last fall. He’s a native of Gulfport, Miss., played at Ole Miss from 1995-98 and worked as an assistant in Oxford from 2002-05 and again from ’12-16. In between those stints as an assistant for the Rebels, Luke coached at Tennessee (2006-07) and Duke (2008-11). After a successful 2017 season as the interim coach, Luke was promoted to the full-time role following Ole Miss’ victory over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. The Rebels won three games in SEC play and lost two others by a touchdown or less. After a successful stint as the interim coach, can Luke successfully make the difficult transition to the full-time leader?As the write-up hints, Luke has his work cut out for him at Ole Miss. It might not be fair to rank him here because the situation he inherited is a mess, but that’s where Athlon put him.You can view the full rankings here.last_img read more

Dozens released after massive Mississippi immigration raids

JACKSON, Miss. — Dozens of immigrant workers have been released a day after being detained in the largest immigration raid in a decade in the United States.Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials say 680 people were arrested in Wednesday’s raids.But immigration lawyers say that by Thursday morning, about five busloads of people had been released.The terms of the workers’ releases were unclear. It also was unclear whether any of those released were determined to be living in the country legally. ICE officials did not return telephone calls Thursday morning.Officials had said Wednesday that they would release detainees who met certain conditions, such as pregnant women or those who hadn’t faced immigration proceedings previously.Karla Vazquez-Elmore is a lawyer representing arrested workers. She said even those not arrested are terrified.Jeff Amy, The Associated Press read more