Head Coach Ole Miss Lane Kiffin He has reportedly been a prime candidate for an open coaching position at the Auburn over the past few weeks.
Thursday night, after Ole Miss lost 24-22 to MississippiA reporter asked Kiffin if he expected to become Ole Miss head coach for the 2023 season if Auburn offered him a coaching position.
“Yes,” said Kiffin.
WCBI News in Mississippi reported Monday night that Kiffin would be the Auburn’s next head coach after stepping down as Ole Miss head coach on Friday.
“BREAK: [Ole Miss] According to sources, HC Lane Kiffin plans to step down as Rebels coach on Friday and head to Auburn to become the Tigers’ next head coach. Sources say the Tigers have not officially offered the job to anyone yet.
“So there’s an alley going on in Auburn. History coming soon.”
Kiffin released the report on Twitter, addressing him at the post-match press conference and contacting the reporter who released the report.
“I think when this was falsely reported by John (Sokoloff) who is now famous, congratulations,” Kiffin said Thursday night. “That you can just write whatever you want and I would do that too I guess because you never get held accountable and you get famous and maybe you will be right.
“John did this, so I had to have a team meeting to say that his article was wrong. I would like to hear about these unnamed sources from John. So yeah, I had to have a team meeting because of that. chat rooms and all that, but when a reporter writes, it changes the rules of the game.”
Rumor has it that Kiffin Auburn’s best choice after the school fired Brian Harsin as head coach of the Tigers in the middle of his second season.
Kiffin is in his third year at Oxford, scoring 23-12, winning 10 games in 2021 and taking Ole Miss to the Sugar Bowl.