Here’s How You Can Apply For Ole Miss’ Head Football Coach Job Listing

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Ole Miss fell to 2-3 on the season with another lopsided loss to an SEC West opponent on Saturday, with Auburn thumping the Rebels 44-23. The Rebels continue their descent to rock bottom after the NCAA violations levied against them and head coach Hugh Freeze resigning in disgrace after it was revealed he put out multiple calls to escort services.

The Rebels need a culture change and someone willing to head up one of the toughest rebuilds in recent SEC history. NCAA sanctions are on the way, so it’s likely not going to be a highly desired job. Ole Miss seems to know this and after the Auburn loss posted a listing to their job board for head football coach that anyone can apply to.

Yes, if you feel like you are the man or woman that can turn around the Ole Miss football program, you can send their search committee an email with your resume and any letters of recommendation you may have. As for requirements, the Rebels don’t have an awful lot for their new head coach.

“Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of coaching experience on a highly competitive level.”

My favorite part of the job listing is the listed work schedule for the position as “Monday — Friday (some evenings and week-ends).” That is very true. There are some weekends required as a college football coach. I personally think that I meet these requirements, having coached offensive line at a middle school in the Atlanta area for three years in college (it was a highly competitive league, so that would seem to check that box) and I have a Bachelor’s degree in History.
So, on Saturday as to capitalize on Ole Miss’ performance, I fired off an email to the search committee and made my pitch for why I should be hired.

Hello Gene,

I am writing to officially apply for the open Ole Miss head coaching position. My name is Robby Kalland, I am presently the senior writer at Uproxx Sports and formerly was a college football writer at CBS Sports. I know college football inside and out. As for coaching experience, I was the offensive line coach and assisted in the defensive secondary as well as the defensive line at Liberty Middle School in Newton County, Georgia from 2011 to 2013, where we played at the highest level of middle school competition in the state, which as you know is a hotbed of football talent.

I’ve also had tremendous success in the NCAA Football video games for more than a decade, building programs like Georgia State into annual national title contenders.

I think I’m the man for this job because I am ready to come in and turn around this program by doing things the right way, while building a physical football team with an emphasis on defense and running the football. Ole Miss needs a culture change and a fresh start and there’s nothing fresher than giving someone their first coaching job. I have never been so much as investigated by the NCAA, much less been slapped with any violations. I would hire a tremendous staff and recruit hard, leaning on my relationships in the hotbed that is the Atlanta area.

Please refer to my resume below as well as the attached letter of recommendation from my boss, Martin Rickman. I am flexible on salary and would be, without a doubt, the most affordable option you will find for this rebuilding project.

Martin did provide the letter of recommendation, as well:

Ole Miss needs to be cleaned up and I am, as far as I know, still in good standing with the NCAA and I will happily accept a much cheaper contract to fail miserably than anyone else, who will also fail miserably because there’s almost no chance to succeed over the next four-plus years in Oxford with sanctions coming. Let me take over this program and I promise to run the dang ball and we will be among the best in the country at punting.