Kiffin consents to brand-new agreement, stays at Ole Miss
Lane Kiffin will return as Ole Miss’football coach next season and is signing an agreement extension with the Rebels, he told ESPN on Saturday.Kiffin stated he had
meetings with both the group and his staff before Ole Miss ’24-22 loss to Mississippi State on Thursday to tell them that he was staying and that it would be announced after the game.
Kiffin was a prime candidate at Auburn, and his name had flowed for weeks in connection with the Tigers task.
“I didn’t desire it to be about me staying before the game, however about the team,” Kiffin told ESPN. “I didn’t desire it to be a distraction to where everyone was discussing me staying versus the players, which is why I wanted them to know it would be announced after the game.”
Ole Miss is anticipated to make an official statement sometime this weekend.Sources told ESPN
that Kiffin’s new deal will take his typical annual wage to the$9 million range. He made $7.25 million this season.In 3 seasons at Ole Miss, Kiffin is 23-12
. The Rebels won their very first 7 games this season however lost 4 of their last five. A year ago, Kiffin led Ole Miss to its first 10-win regular season in school history.