Ole Miss began spring practice Wednesday, but the bigger news came off the field as the school confirmed the addition of linebacker Rommel Mageo, a graduate transfer from Oregon State.
The 6-foot-2, 233-pound Mageo earned a starting role with the Beavers this past season and led the team with 87 tackles. He also had two sacks and two interceptions. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play this fall.
The addition comes at a position of need for an Ole Miss team that will be without starting linebackers C.J. Johnson and Denzel Nkemdiche.
Mageo isn't expected to join the Rebels until the summer.