Former Patriots Assistant Lands College Job

Bill Belichick's assistants continue to land jobs elsewhere.
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As the New England Patriots enter a new era without Bill Belichick and with new decision-makers in charge, the former coaching staff is also finding new roles. Belichick's future may still be uncertain, but his assistant coaches continue their careers in various new destinations.

The latest coach to land a new gig is Joe Judge, who will be an assistant on the staff of former Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss. He will have the title of senior analyst.

Former Patriots Assistant Joe Judge Joins Ole Miss Coaching Staff

This continues the downward trend of Judge's career. The 42-year-old coach was an assistant with the Patriots between 2012 and 2019 before being hired to be the head coach of the New York Giants. After failing miserably there with questionable calls and ending with a 10-23 record in two seasons, he was fired in January 2022.

Belichick later brought him back to Foxborough as an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach. That didn't work out well for him, either. He lost that job to Bill O'Brien after one season and was named the assistant head coach.

Over the last two seasons, Judge received plenty of blame for the disastrous Patriots offense. The team ranked 26th and 30th in offensive yards in the last two years, respectively. During his time in New York, the Giants had finished 31st in scoring in both years, averaging an awful 15.2 points in 2021.

Judge is now joining the Ole Miss Rebels team that went 11-2 last season and beat Penn State in the Peach Bowl. He will have a chance to work with one of the top quarterback prospects in the country in Jaxson Dart next season.

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