The moves reportedly save New Orleans up to almost 37 million dollars in cap space, giving them a lot of flexibility to sign a free agent point guard, depending on how they handle restricted free agents Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart.
After the two schools formally requested invitations to join the conference on Tuesday, the SEC reportedly scheduled a meeting for Thursday - but the purpose of the meeting, and whether or not a vote is set to take place, is unknown as of Wednesday.
Montenegro hit .345 this season with a .439 on-base percentage and 24 doubles. He had multiple hits in three of Southern Miss’ five games in the Oxford regional, including five hits in the explosion against Southeast Missouri.
Williams hauled in 43 passes in 2020 for 372 yards and a trio of touchdowns, including a huge touchdown in the fourth quarter of week one’s win over top-10 LSU, when he caught a season-high seven passes.