Saturday, September 26, 2020

Head Coach Lane Kiffin Adds to His Ole Miss Staff

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin filled out his coaching staff on Saturday as he announced the addition of Terrell Buckley as the cornerbacks’ coach. He said he will also retain Derrick Nix.

Coach Lane Kiffin and his staff were introduced at the LSU game on Saturday night. Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics.

Buckley returns to his home state of Mississippi and the SEC. He previously spent four seasons at Mississippi State coaching cornerbacks. During his time on the sidelines, Buckley has tutored 13 players who signed professional contracts, including most recently Jamal Peters (Indianapolis Colts) and 2018 NFL first-rounder Jaire Alexander (Green Bay Packers). He was also instrumental in helping MSU haul in three straight top-25 recruiting classes.

Nix is returning for his 13th season with Ole Miss as he makes the move from coaching the running backs to the wide receivers.

“This coaching staff represents the winning mentality we are establishing here, and I’m excited to get to work as a full group,” Kiffin said. “We added dynamic recruiters, championship experience and outstanding football minds. This is a staff that will attract the best players in the country and help them reach their full potential.”

Here is a complete look at Kiffin’s coaching staff:

Terrell Buckley (Cornerbacks)
Randy Clements (Running Game Coordinator/Offensive Line)
D.J. Durkin (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers)
Joe Jon Finley (Passing Game Coordinator/Tight Ends)
Blake Gideon (Special Teams)
Jeff Lebby (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
Derrick Nix (Wide Receivers)
Chris Partridge (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties)
Kevin Smith (Running Backs)