Lebby has been Ole Miss’s offensive coordinator for the past two seasons under Lane Kiffin and is expected to be in Norman, Oklahoma on Wednesday. His average annual salary will be just under $ 2 million, sources told ESPN.
Brent Venables, Clemson’s former defensive coordinator, was hired as Oklahoma’s head coach on Monday to replace Lincoln Riley, and much of Venables’ plan at OU was to make Lebby his offensive coordinator.
Lebby calls the plays to Ole Miss, working with Kiffin, and the Rebels have placed in the top 5 nationally in total infringement each of the past two seasons.
Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral has become one of the best players in the country this season. He was the only FBS quarterback with over 3,000 passing yards (3,339) and over 500 rushing yards (597). He finished with 20 touchdown passes to go with 11 rushing touchdowns and threw just four interceptions. That’s after throwing 14 interceptions a year ago.
Lebby has been a semi-finalist for the Broyles Award each of the past two seasons. He spent four years as a student assistant in Oklahoma after signing to play there, but suffered an injury that ended his playing career.
Prior to coming to Ole Miss, Lebby worked at UCF for six seasons and was the Knights’ offensive coordinator for the past four. He was also the offensive coordinator for two seasons (2011-12) at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Prior to that, he spent nine seasons at Baylor from 2008 to 2016, the last two seasons as the assists coordinator.
Venables, with his defensive background, follows a similar path to that of Bob Stoops by bringing in a cutting edge offensive coordinator. Stoops’ first offensive coordinator at OU was Mike Leach.