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Report: Jon Sumrall accepts job on Kentucky coaching staff

Well, here’s some interesting news for your Tuesday evening. Rivals’ Chase Parham is reporting that Ole Miss linebackers coach Jon Sumrall has accepted a job on Kentucky’s defensive coaching staff.

Sumrall has been on Ole Miss’ staff for just over a year, before which he worked at Troy and Tulane as the assistant head coach working with linebackers and specials teams. During his tenure, Troy’s defense led the Sun Belt conference and the NCAA in multiple defensive categories, including red zone defense (0.614). Troy’s defense also ranked second nationally in tackles for loss per game, seventh in rushing defense, and eleventh in scoring defense. Sumrall played middle linebacker at Kentucky from 2002-04.

Is Sumrall going to be defensive coordinator or will he merely be taking over at inside linebackers for Matt House or outside linebackers so Brad White can move up? Stay tuned…


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8 Comments for Report: Jon Sumrall accepts job on Kentucky coaching staff

  1. Cokely53
    5:16 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    Kind of a lateral move if he’s just coming to be linebackers coach right? I mean I get the UK connection for him but still. Unless he just sees this as a better spring board

  2. BlueVeins
    5:26 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    Maybe because Ole miss will be on probation through 2020

  3. az1006
    5:38 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    Ole Miss is on probation, he’s got Kentucky connections…Lateral move, maybe, but there’s more factors at play here, seemingly. I think it’s fairly clear that, at the very least, Brad White is the frontrunner to be the DC. This news only further cements that.

    • mashburnfan1
      6:38 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

      Yea, well put and I agree. Plus it would be a slap in the face to bring him in as DC instead of promoting a guy that is already on your staff in the same kind of role that he was in at Ole Miss. Looks like White will move up and Jon fill his spot. Love it, seems like the best case scenario, other than House staying which was off the board at this point. And for those wondering why a lateral move, sometimes it is the place you want to be, he did play here. Welcome back Jon.

  4. Me likey!!!

  5. Alleykat16
    6:25 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome back ! Glad to have you.

  6. BrnGrubb003
    6:47 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t know anything bout this guy, other than this article, but…didn’t Ole Miss suck on defense last year?

  7. KYjellyRoll
    7:18 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome news! Good track record seems like