In a sign of its commitment to Ed Orgeron, Mississippi will announce a two-year contract extension later today that takes the coach through 2010, a source close to the situation said early Tuesday.
Orgeron has been the coach at Ole Miss for two seasons after seven years as an assistant at USC, where he gained attention as one of the nation's top recruiters.
Mississippi was 3-8 in Orgeron's first season and 4-8 last year, ending the season with a 20-17 defeat of rival Mississippi State. After landing a strong recruiting class in his first season, Oregon currently has the 32nd ranked recruiting class of 2007, according to ESPN's Scouts, Inc.
Ole Miss currently has several key commitments, including from in-state linebacker Chris Strong and safety Johnny Brown. Orgeron also recently added veteran defensive coordinator John Thompson to his staff.
Joe Schad is a national college football reporter for ESPN.