Amid hypothesis he is leaving for the Auburn head-coaching job, Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin met together with his gamers Tuesday and guaranteed them that he hasn’t accepted a job at another faculty, sources advised ESPN.
Kiffin as a rule does not reply to teaching rumors, however sources advised ESPN that he felt as if he owed it to his gamers and their mother and father to formally deal with the state of affairs after a report surfaced Monday by WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi, that Kiffin deliberate to step down Friday and head to Auburn. WCBI-TV additionally reported that Auburn had but to formally provide the job to anybody.
“He told the players his focus was on Mississippi State and nothing else and that any reports out there about his accepting another offer were totally false,” sources advised ESPN.
Ole Miss faces Mississippi State on Thursday evening of their annual Egg Bowl rivalry in Oxford.
Sources advised ESPN that Kiffin and Liberty’s Hugh Freeze are on the forefront of Auburn’s teaching search. Auburn and Alabama play Saturday of their Iron Bowl rivalry sport in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Cadillac Williams, a former star operating again at Auburn, has led the Tigers to 2 straight wins as interim coach after changing the fired Bryan Harsin.
Kiffin, in his third season at Ole Miss, guided the Rebels to their first 10-win common season a yr in the past. Ole Miss is 8-3 this season however has misplaced three of its previous 4 video games, together with a 42-27 setback final weekend at Arkansas, a sport wherein it trailed 42-6 at one level.
Kiffin was requested afterward about being considered as Auburn’s prime goal and stated he was excited concerning the future at Ole Miss.
“So I don’t know about all that stuff out there, No. 1 [candidate] stuff,” Kiffin advised reporters after the Arkansas loss. “Maybe if they watched the first half, I wouldn’t be No. 1 anymore.”