South Carolina assistant Tyrone Nix has accepted the job as defensive coordinator for new Mississippi coach Houston Nutt.
A school official confirmed the hiring, which would be formally announced later today (Tuesday) at a news conference on the Ole Miss campus.
Nix was hired by South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier in 2005 after 10 years as an assistant at Southern Mississippi. Nix recently interviewed for the Golden Eagles head coaching job but withdrew his name from consideration last week.
Nix played at Southern Miss from 1990-93 and was a defensive position coach from 1995-2000. He was defensive coordinator for the Eagles from 2001-2004.