The Florida Gators hired Dan Mullen as head coach on Sunday, leaving MSU looking for a replacement.
The Gulfport, Miss. native finished his inaugural season winning six games and leading the Rebels to a fourth Egg Bowl win in six seasons. With a 33-yard field goal against rival Mississippi State, Wunderlich became the Ole Miss career record holder in field goals made (64), points scored (350) and points kicking (350).
Receiver A.J. Brown went to bat for Luke after the victory. "We would be really upset if he's not". Whether he winds up as the next Ole Miss head coach remains to be seen although there have been rumors. We love that guy.More news: Smartphones sales break all record on Black Friday: Adobe
"As far as MSU, you lose the best coach you have ever had, but you lose him to an elite program in Florida, so I am not surprised whatsoever that Dan took the job".
Not that Luke didn't do plenty to earn the job this season. A former center for the Rebels from 1995-98, Luke had also coached at Ole Miss from 2002-05, serving as the tight ends and offensive line coach for now-Duke coach David Cutcliffe. Freeze left after a university investigation into his phone records found what the school called personal misconduct.