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Rebels' Luke meets with the media today

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Matt Luke has what appears to be a daunting task. His first head coaching job is to lead an Ole Miss football program with an NCAA investigation hanging over the university, and a campus still recovering from the sudden resignation of its preview head coach.

Luke has already met with the Ole Miss football team. Later today, the former Gulfport High School offensive lineman meets with the media. The Rebels' interim head coach will lay out his goals and expectations for the 2017 football season.

The Matt Luke news conference begins at 1:00. WLOX.com will stream his remarks on our digital platforms.

When Ole Miss initially tapped Luke last Thursday to move from co-offensive coordinator to the interim head coach position, his high school head coach had glowing remarks. "I just think he'll rally the troops and he's a great people person," Ronnie Cuevas told WLOX News Now. "I think he'll rally the players, I think he'll rally the alumni and I think they'll get behind him and he'll do a great job."

Luke played for Gulfport from 1991-1994. He's spent 10 years on the Ole Miss coaching staff. He coached with David Cutcliffe, Houston Nutt and Hugh Freeze. He replaces Freeze on the Ole Miss sidelines this season after Freeze submitted his resignation after the university found what it called a pattern of personal misconduct linked to Freeze cell phone calls on his Ole Miss issued phone.

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