December 2, 2022

Ole Miss soccer coach Lane Kiffin is reportedly leaving college on Friday to take the job at SEC rival Auburn until you ask Lane Kiffin.

Mississippi CBS affiliated sportscaster jon sokoloff reported Monday that the well-traveled head coach would make one other change to his resume by leaving Ole Miss on Friday, earlier than Saturday’s sport in opposition to rival Mississippi State, solely to be corrected by Kiffin on Twitter.

“BREAKING: #OleMiss HC Lane Kiffin plans to step down as Rebels coach Friday and head to Auburn to grow to be the subsequent Tigers head coach, in accordance with sources,” Sokoloff tweeted. Sources say the Tigers have but to formally provide the job to anybody. So Lane to Auburn is going on. I rely quickly.

Kiffin, an energetic Twitter person, didn’t hesitate to reply.

“That’s information to me Jon,” Kiffin tweeted. Good sources.

Ole Miss soccer coach Lane Kiffin (pictured) is reportedly leaving college Friday to take the job at SEC rival Auburn—that’s, until you ask Lane Kiffin ( additionally within the photograph)

Kiffin, an active Twitter user, did not hesitate to respond to Jon Sokoloff's report

Kiffin, an energetic Twitter person, didn’t hesitate to reply to Jon Sokoloff’s report

Kiffin, the son of the late NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, has beforehand coached at Florida Atlantic, USC, Tennessee and with the Oakland Raiders, so Sokoloff’s report appeared credible to many.

And in equity to Sokoloff, Kiffin hasn’t particularly denied the declare that he’s leaving college for Auburn.

As an alternative, Kiffin went on to joke that Sokoloff can be leaving WCBI Information in Starkville, Mississippi to take over a rival station.

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“So Jon to WLOX is going on,” learn the caption on {a photograph} Kiffin posted on Twitter. ‘Story quickly.’

One Twitter person responded to Kiffin by posting a clip of then-Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban telling reporters “I’m not going to teach Alabama” lower than a month earlier than accepting the Crimson Tide job in January of 2007.

Kiffin joked that Sokoloff would be leaving WCBI News in Starkville, Mississippi, to take over a rival station.

Kiffin joked that Sokoloff can be leaving WCBI Information in Starkville, Mississippi, to take over a rival station.

The Rebels (8-3, 4-3 Southeastern Convention) head into the rivalry sport often called the Egg Bowl after shedding three of the final 4. Equally, the Bulldogs (7-4, 3-4) have misplaced three of their final 5 video games.

“It doesn’t seem to be there’s a variety of love within the relationship, I suppose that’s the great, constructive method of placing it,” Kiffin mentioned of the rivalry. ‘It means loads to lots of people. We now have been lucky to vary our course lately and attempt to maintain it that method.

Kiffin and Mississippi State coach Mike Leach are each of their third seasons. The Rebels gained 31-24 two years in the past and 31-21 final season.

“I feel we’ve come a good distance with this system,” Kiffin mentioned. ‘I feel we’ve turned the checklist round, improved the checklist. It clearly improved manufacturing within the discipline and made this system far more seen nationally for recruiting than it was after we obtained right here.’

Ole Miss misplaced 42-27 at Arkansas final Saturday.

Most of the Bulldogs, together with record-setting junior quarterback Will Rogers, have but to expertise a victory within the rivalry sport.

“It could imply all the pieces,” Rogers mentioned of profitable Thursday. ‘That’s all I’m actually fearful about proper now. Coach Kiffin has finished an ideal job making ready his guys to play and getting them excited, so I do know they’ll be able to play.

“We now have to reply the decision and we now have to be able to go on Thursday night time.”

Leach has pressured to his gamers the significance of avoiding getting caught up within the rivalry.

“Crucial factor is to deal with doing the perfect that I can and be the perfect crew that I could be and go away it at that,” Leach mentioned. “In any other case, when you get distracted by a bunch of different issues, it gained’t assist your focus or what you’re attempting to do.

“Simply go on the market, take cost, attempt to get higher and attempt to get higher this week to be the perfect crew you could be.”

However the Mississippi gamers on each groups perceive the significance of the sport.

“That is the sport that everybody thinks about yearly,” mentioned Rogers, who’s from Brandon, Miss. ‘It doesn’t matter the place we play it or who’s ranked greater or what the data are. It’s a very powerful sport of the yr, yearly.