- Kiffin said he informed his players this week ahead of Thursday night’s Egg Bowl that he was staying at Ole Miss.
- Kiffin, 47, has been the head coach at Ole Miss since 2020. He was Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator at Alabama from 2014-16 until he left to coach at Florida Atlantic.
- Auburn is searching for a new coach after firing Bryan Harsin on Oct. 31 following a tumultuous 21-game tenure in which he compiled a 9-12 record overall and a 4-9 mark against SEC opponents.
Lane Kiffin told me he’d informed his players this week prior to the Egg Bowl that he was staying at Ole Miss and he was waiting til after the game to announce because he didn’t want to deflect any attention away from them or the game.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 26, 2022
In his third season at Ole Miss, Kiffin has led the Rebels to an 8-4 record overall and 4-4 against SEC opponents. Kiffin’s Rebels made back-to-back bowl appearances in his first two seasons with the program and achieved their first 10-win regular season in school history in 2021. Ole Miss is No. 20 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.
After Auburn fired Harsin, Tiger legend and four-year assistant Cadillac Williams took over as interim head coach. Williams was 3-1 as the interim coach.
A Mississippi television reporter tweeted on Nov. 21 that Kiffin would leave Ole Miss for Auburn, and Kiffin quickly fired back.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November 22, 2022
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