Kiffin says he anticipates to return as Ole Miss coach
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin stated he prepares for sticking with the Rebels in 2023, even if Auburn provides him the opportunity to fill its head-coaching vacancy.Kiffin was asked
about his status after Thursday’s 24-22 house loss to Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl, Ole Miss’ 3rd consecutive defeat to end the routine season. Kiffin, who is in his third year as Rebels coach, has been considered as among Auburn’s top prospects to change Bryan Harsin, who was fired Oct. 31.”Yes, I do,”Kiffin said Thursday when asked if he expects to go back to Ole Miss next season. 1 Associated Sources informed ESPN’s Chris Low that Kiffin satisfied Tuesday with Ole
Miss players and informed them he hasn’t accepted a job at any other school. WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi, reported Monday that Kiffin prepared to step down Friday and take the Auburn task. Kiffin denied the report.Asked after Thursday’s loss about signing a brand-new contract extension at Ole Miss, Kiffin noted that he had signed
a number of with the school and has actually been more concentrated on the Mississippi State game. In December 2021, he got an improved contract with Ole Miss that increased his salary to $7.25 million this year.If Kiffin certainly passes on Auburn, Liberty coach Hugh Freeze is likely to be pursued by the school. Freeze is 34-14 at Liberty after training Ole Miss
from 2012 to 2017, and going 39-25. Kiffin is 23-12 at Ole Miss and 18-7 the previous two seasons.