All-Pro running back Deuce McAllister is set to join the coaching staff at Ole Miss, according to Pete Roussel of CoachingSearch.com.
McAllister's exact title is still unknown, but it's likely to be "some sort of offensive quality control capacity," Roussel writes. McAllister will not be one of the team's nine full-time assistant coaches.
McAllister had a brilliant career at Ole Miss back in his playing days. He broke program records for career carries (616), yards (3,060), rushing touchdowns (36) and total touchdowns (41). He earned the Conerly Trophy, awarded to the best collegiate player in the state of Mississippi, in 1999.
He had a solid career in the NFL, playing nine seasons for the New Orleans Saints. He rushed for 6,096 yards and 49 touchdowns. Ole Miss went 2-10 last season, 0-8 in the SEC, and head coach Houston Nutt announced his resignation on Nov. 7. Hugh Freeze took over the reins a month later.