Texas Football: Ole Miss hires UT's Billy Glasscock as GM

Texas football and Steve Sarkisian lost a key part of the personnel staff early this offseason, with Ole Miss hiring Billy Glasscock as their new general manager.
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The Ole Miss Rebels have reportedly hired Texas football director of player personnel Billy Glasscock, according to ESPN's Chris Low. Glassock will reportedly serve as the Ole Miss general manager under head coach Lane Kiffin.

Glasscock was in his third season as Texas's director of player personnel. He played a key role in helping the Longhorns assemble a roster that won the Big 12 Championship and made it to the College Football Playoff during the 2023-24 season.

Ole Miss hires Texas football director of player personnel Billy Glasscock

You could argue that Glasscock was one of the most important staffers for head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns to build the roster with the talent and depth it had in 2023.

Before being hired at Texas a few years ago, Glasscock served in similar roles with the NC State Wolfpack and Minnesota Golden Gophers during the 2010s.

Ole Miss emphasizing the portal to build a contender in the SEC

Kiffin and the Rebels are getting a big hire for their staff in Glasscock. Ole Miss has been very aggressive in building its roster via the transfer portal, especially during this offseason.

The Rebels are trying to build on their 11-win season in 2023 with the No. 1 ranked transfer class for the 2024 cycle in the 247Sports Composite.

Texas has another opening on the support staff to fill early this offseason

Texas's success on the field and with player development in the last few years under Sarkisian was almost guaranteed to be accompanied with some attrition on his staff. This is a natural part of the process of becoming a national contender in the Power Five in college football, with other schools looking to replicate that success on their staffs.

Sarkisian and the Longhorns have already replaced a few key coaches/staffers that were hired away early this offseason. Key defensive coaches, DL coach Bo Davis and co-DC/LB coach Jeff Choate, were hired away by other FBS programs.

The Longhorns got two solid coaching hires with good experience at the collegiate and/or NFL levels, respectively, to replace the losses on the defensive staff.

Texas hired former Miami Dolphins assistant defensive line coach Kenny Baker to replace Davis as the new defensive line coach. Choate's replacement as co-DC/LB coach was the former Arizona Wildcats defensive coordinator Johnny Nansen.

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