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Orgeron to finalize deal with Rebels

Updated: December 15, 2004, 7:49 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi has hired Southern California assistant Ed Orgeron to coach the Rebels.

Mississippi athletic director Pete Boone and Orgeron, a Louisiana native and top assistant to USC coach Pete Carroll, met in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon to finalize the coach's contract, ESPN.com's Ivan Maisel reports.

Ole Miss scheduled a news conference Thursday to introduce Orgeron, who coaches the Trojans' defensive line.

"It's a done deal," Edward Orgeron Sr., the ...

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