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No, Peyton Manning will not be the next head coach at Ole Miss

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It sounds like such a ridiculous proposition that no one would even need to deny it. But Peyton Manning has put out word, through his father, that he will not be the next head football coach at the University of Mississippi.

I’ve gotten about 20 or 25 e-mails from people in that regard,” Archie Manning said, via the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “I passed that on to Peyton. He said, ‘Just tell them that I’m 0-10 as an assistant for Indianapolis.’”

Ole Miss is looking for a new football coach because its current coach, Houston Nutt, has been fired effective at the end of this season. Some Ole Miss fans apparently figured that Peyton Manning might be done playing football and interested in getting into coaching, and that he might be a good fit for Ole Miss because Archie and Eli Manning were both star quarterbacks there.

Archie Manning is the co-chairman of the selection committee for Mississippi’s next football coach, and while it’s true that nepotism is rampant in college football coaching, Archie will definitely not be hiring Peyton (or Eli or Cooper). Archie did say that his middle son gave him some help in identifying a list of candidates, though.

“Peyton, some of his teammates and a couple of coaches put their heads together and recommended a few people,” he said.

I wonder if Jim Caldwell is on the list.

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17 Responses to “No, Peyton Manning will not be the next head coach at Ole Miss”
  1. bcb1999 says: Nov 16, 2011 12:15 PM

    lol…while I don’t doubt that Peyton would probably make a decent coach (given his intense prep habits), I don’t see him going into coaching when his playing days are over. He’ll be all about continuing on the speaking circuit that he’s been a part of since he was at Tennessee.

  2. jessethegreat says: Nov 16, 2011 12:21 PM

    While he has a very bright mind, I can’t see Peyton coaching. The dude is very meticulous and a perfectionist. His expectations will be too high for college athletes. A young quarterback would love to pick his brain, but would hate to play for him.

  3. kellyb9 says: Nov 16, 2011 12:24 PM

    @bcb1999 – Somehow I doubt guys with uncanny ability and natural football reflexes would make good coaches. I would imagine that 99.9% of players in the NFL have no interest in training and preparing as hard as he did when he was a player, and I also believe that guys like Manning would have a terrible time communicating how to be an effective quarterback when so much of it comes naturally to them.

  4. Stiller43 says: Nov 16, 2011 12:33 PM

    I’d love to see him coach if it was anything like that snl skit he did.

  5. Soulman45 says: Nov 16, 2011 12:36 PM

    Payton could never be a coach nobody could be like him he would won’t to mush.

  6. hatesycophants says: Nov 16, 2011 12:43 PM

    @kellyb9,

    Nice post! I like a person who doesn’t mind posting rank generalizations based on ignorance. Well done!

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  7. bw115 says: Nov 16, 2011 12:55 PM

    “Soulman45 says:
    Payton could never be a coach nobody could be like him he would won’t to mush”

    ……What are you trying to say?

  8. peytonwantsaflag says: Nov 16, 2011 12:55 PM

    “It sounds like such a ridiculous proposition that no one would even need to deny it”
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    No, what’s ridiculous is the felt need to respond nationally to 25 emails.

  9. bengalsown says: Nov 16, 2011 1:12 PM

    “Just tell them that I’m 0-10 as an assistant for Indianapolis.”

    LOL. Peyton Manning is awesome.

  10. mabidi107 says: Nov 16, 2011 1:18 PM

    No, what’s ridiculous is the felt need to respond nationally to 25 emails.

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    He didn’t respond nationally.. He told the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

  11. briang123 says: Nov 16, 2011 1:31 PM

    If Ole Miss wants its team to be run as incompetently as the Bush Administration, it should hire Peyton Manning as coach. Manning would run the team about as well as Sarah Palin governed Alaska, which is to say it would be an unmitigated disaster.

  12. fan555 says: Nov 16, 2011 2:23 PM

    no, but he will be the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

  13. mwcarolina says: Nov 16, 2011 3:22 PM

    i actually would and will be interested when/if Peyton Manning does become a coach anywhere. i think he will be a good one, but i dont see it now, i think he will want to try to finish up his playing career.

  14. brintfatre says: Nov 16, 2011 4:05 PM

    That picture really shows off the five head!

  15. Zachariah Claybaugh says: Nov 16, 2011 4:45 PM

    I bet he’d be a good recruiter.

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  16. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: Nov 16, 2011 7:58 PM

    Caldwell will coach at Penn State.

  17. bobwsc says: Jan 19, 2012 3:05 PM

    briang123 says: Nov 16, 2011 1:31 PM

    If Ole Miss wants its team to be run as incompetently as the Bush Administration, it should hire Peyton Manning as coach. Manning would run the team about as well as Sarah Palin governed Alaska, which is to say it would be an unmitigated disaster.

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    but probably not as bad as your skills in drawing comparisons.

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