Joe Judge joins Ole Miss coaching staff

Ole Miss announced Thursday it hired former New York Giants head coach Joe Judge as an analyst.

Judge will become part of the Rebels program less than three years removed from his most recent head coaching position in the NFL. He coached the Giants from 2020-21.

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“We are excited about the addition of Joe Judge to our staff,” Kiffin stated in a release. “Joe brings a tremendous amount of experience that will provide a significant impact to both our coaching staff and our players. We are excited about the contributions he will make to our team.”

Judge “officially joined the staff this week” in Oxford, Mississippi, according to a release.

Judge is no stranger to college football. He had some of the earliest work in his career come at the college level at both Alabama and Mississippi State.

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From 2005-07, Judge began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the Bulldogs.

Two years later, Judge moved on and joined Nick Saban and Alabama where they’d win national championships in both 2009 and 2011.

Judge most recently served as an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach with the New England Patriots the past two years before earning a promotion to assistant head coach in 2023.

Judge’s arrival comes during an offseason in which Ole Miss has revamped its administrative and coaching staffs. It hired Billy Glasscock to be the new Rebels general manager in February.