Ole Miss hires Alabama’s Golding as defensive coordinator

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding is leaving for the same job at rival Mississippi. Golding had been the Crimson Tide’s defensive coordinator since 2018. The 38-year-old Golding joins coach Lane Kiffin while remaining in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. Kiffin is himself a former Alabama offensive coordinator. Golding helped guide the Tide to a national championship after the 2020 season and a title game appearance a year later. Alabama failed to make the College Football Playoff this season.

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