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Tennessee (4-2, 2-1 SEC) will host No. 14 Ole Miss (4-1, 1-1 SEC) and head coach Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Week 7.
Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. EDT and SEC Network will televise the matchup.
First-year Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel met with media Monday and discussed Ole Miss offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby.
During Heupel’s tenure as UCF’s head coach, Lebby served as quarterbacks coach in 2018 and was elevated to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2019. Lebby served as a student assistant coach from 2002-06 when Heupel was a graduate assistant (2003-04) and quarterbacks coach (2006) at Oklahoma.
“Jeff does a great job, was our quarterbacks’ coach at UCF when I first got the job there,” Heupel said. “He’s a highly competitive guy, does a great job. You can see offensively that there’s a rhyme and a reason behind everything they’re doing. They’re going to put defenses in a conflict. Uptempo, similar to what we do and I think we are the top two teams as far as plays per minute in Power Five football. They do a great job of being balanced and creating big plays, too.
“It starts with the quarterback, but they’re really efficient in the run game, him being a part of that as well. He does great job on scrambles too, so even though you want to push the pocket on him, you have to do a great job of bottling him up and they have special playmakers on the outside too.”