Ole Miss’s Lane Kiffin says he hopes to return as Rebels coach


Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin mentioned he hopes to stick with the Rebels in 2023, even when Auburn affords him the prospect to fill their head teaching emptiness.

Kiffin was requested about his standing following Thursday’s 24-22 residence loss to Mississippi State within the Egg Bowl, Ole Miss’s third straight loss to finish the common season. Kiffin, who’s in his third 12 months teaching the Rebels, is seen as one in all Auburn’s high candidates to switch Bryan Harsin, who was fired on Oct. 31.

“Sure, I do,” Kiffin mentioned Thursday when requested if he hopes to return to Ole Miss subsequent season.

Sources informed ESPN’s Chris Low that Kiffin met with the Ole Miss gamers Tuesday and informed them he did not take a job at some other faculty. WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi reported Monday that Kiffin deliberate to step down on Friday and take over at Auburn. Kiffin denied the report.

Requested after Thursday’s loss about signing a brand new contract extension at Ole Miss, Kiffin famous that he has signed a number of with the varsity and is extra centered on the Mississippi State sport. In December 2021, he obtained an enhanced contract with Ole Miss that elevated his wage to $7.25 million this 12 months.

If Kiffin does certainly drop out at Auburn, Liberty coach Hugh Freeze will possible be hounded by the varsity. Freeze is 34-14 at Liberty after teaching Ole Miss from 2012 to 2017, and going 39-25.

Kiffin is 23-12 at Ole Miss and 18-7 the previous two seasons.