Houston Nutt’s desire to improve the Ole Miss offense and develop the Rebels’ quarterbacks all at the same time become clearer Monday with the hiring of a coach he is very familiar with.Veteran coach David Lee, 57, will be Ole Miss’ new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after spending the past three seasons coaching the quarterbacks for the Miami Dolphins. Lee, who will replace Dave Rader on the staff, and Nutt have collaborated together two other times, and both at Arkansas.
Lee tutored quarterback Matt Jones at Arkansas in 2001 and 2002 before heading off to the Dallas Cowboys. He then returned to Arkansas prior to the 2007 season to be the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator. Lee’s 2007 offense averaged 36.8 points and 457.4 yards per game ranking 12th and 18th in the nation respectively. Arkansas went 8-5 in 2007 and earned a spot in the Cotton Bowl. (January 11, 2011, Page 6)