Texas A&M has hired Duke coach Mike Elko, replacing Jimbo Fisher with his former defensive coordinator for four years in College Station. A person with direct knowledge of the decision told the AP on condition of anonymity that a deal was in place and Elko was on his way from Durham, North Carolina, to College Station, Texas, late Sunday night. Elko left the Aggies for his first head coaching job at Duke after the 2021 season and went 15-8 in two seasons. Texas A&M fired Fisher earlier this month, paying a record buyout of more than $75 million.

Oklahoma offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby will be the new coach at Mississippi State, the school announced on Sunday.

Lebby has been the offensive coordinator at OU, Ole Miss and UCF, with high-tempo and prolific offenses his hallmark. Since 2019, he’s been coordinator of an offense that’s scored 50 or more points 14 times, leading all active offensive coordinators.

Lebby agreed to a five-year deal, according to ESPN sources. He replaces Zach Arnett, who lasted less than a full year as MSU’s coach. Arnett was hired in the wake of the passing of Mike Leach.

He’ll be the fifth full-time head coach at Mississippi State since Dan Mullen left for Florida after the 2017 season.