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  • Brother of top QB recruit Shea Patterson hired at Ole Miss

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago

    Shea Patterson is the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2016. He's Rivals' No. 3 prospect overall. He's listed as having a solid verbal commitment to Ole Miss.

    And his brother is now a member of the Ole Miss staff.

    Per the Clarion-Ledger,Sean Patterson is the associate director for recruiting operations and was added to the staff directory on Monday. Per an Ole Miss spokesperson, Sean Patterson started working at Ole Miss on Feb. 23.

    While it's obvious that there are advantages to Ole Miss hiring Sean Patterson for a position that was unfilled after it was created in 2014, hiring a coach or family member of a prized recruit to the staff of a team is nothing new. There may be more notable examples in basketball, but it's not unheard of in football.

    And it's not like Ole Miss is hiring Shea's brother from out of nowhere, either. It just looks really transparent.

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