OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding is leaving for the same job at rival Mississippi.
Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin announced the hiring on Saturday of Golding, who had been the Crimson Tide's defensive coordinator since 2018. The 38-year-old joins Kiffin, himself a former offensive coordinator under Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa, and remains in the Southeastern Conference Western Division.
"We are excited to add a championship caliber coach like Pete Golding to our staff," Kiffin said. "At multiple stops in his career, coach Golding has directed some of college football's top defenses. He is also an outstanding recruiter and understands the level of talent necessary to compete at the highest level.