Lebby going to Ole Miss
UCF offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby is leaving the program to join the Ole Miss coaching staff under new coach Lane Kiffin.
It’s the first change to the Knights coaching staff since head coach Josh Heupel took over the program in 2018.
Lebby, who also coaches the quarterbacks, spent nine seasons at Baylor in various roles including passing game coordinator. He spent one season as the offensive coordinator at Southeastern University before joining the UCF program in 2018.
Lebby’s departure has already made an impact on recruiting. Sam Brown, a three-star receiver from Georgia, announced his decommitment from UCF shortly after receiving an offer from Ole Miss.
The Knights have consistently been one of the top offensive teams in the country during Lebby’s time on the staff, ranking six in scoring offense during each of the past two seasons while averaging 43 points and 539 yards per game.
Lebby has been instrumental in the development of true freshman quarterback Dillon Gabriel, who took over the starting job during Week 2 of the season. Gabriel set the school’s single-season passing mark with 3,393 yards and 27 touchdowns while leading UCF to an 8-3 record. He joins former UCF running back Kevin Smith, who was named the Rebels staff as the new running backs coach. Smith spent the past three seasons working under Kiffin at FAU.