Coach Ed Orgeron out at Ole Miss after 3 years

Updated: November 24, 2007, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. -- A dreadful final month on and off the field cost Mississippi's Ed Orgeron his job, even though his bosses had said his future was secure.

Orgeron was fired Saturday, a day after the Rebels lost 17-14 to rival Mississippi State to finish 3-9 and winless in the Southeastern Conference for the first time since 1982. Off the field, Ole Miss was embarrassed by the disciplining of 20 players who stole from hotels the Rebels were staying in on Friday nights.

"I told him ...

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