Orgeron’s firing in November had effect on rest of Ole Miss staff
OXFORD, Miss. — There are predictable rhythms to John Thompson’s life. He spends 10 minutes each weekday morning driving his two young sons to school, then 10 minutes each afternoon picking them up. For a man whose life was once consumed by recruiting trips, staff meetings and film sessions, these excursions are “wonderful pleasures.”

Thompson, who has had five months to adjust to being Ole Miss’ former defensive coordinator, has tried to keep himself occupied. He chauffeurs his kids, enjoys lunch with his wife — and makes copies. Lots and lots of copies.

“The folks at Sir Speedy and I have gotten pretty close,” said Thompson, who has been compiling and revising 30 years’ worth of playbooks.