Lane Kiffin says he expects to return to Ole Miss subsequent season after the loss to Mississippi State

Ole Miss’s head coach Lane Kiffin has been reported to be the highest candidate for the open coach place at Auburn in current weeks.

Thursday night time, after the Ole Miss loss 24-22 to Mississippi StateKiffin was requested by a reporter if he anticipated to be the top coach at Ole Miss for the 2023 season if Auburn provided him the teaching place.

Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin looks on before the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 24, 2022, in Oxford, Mississippi.

Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin appears to be like on earlier than the sport in opposition to the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 24, 2022, in Oxford, Mississippi.
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“I do,” Kiffin replied.

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On Monday night, WCBI Information in Mississippi reported that Kiffin would grow to be the subsequent head coach at Auburn after he stepped down as head coach at Ole Miss on Friday.

“BREAK: [Ole Miss] HC Lane Kiffin plans to step down as coach of the Rebels on Friday and head to Auburn to grow to be the Tigers’ subsequent head coach, based on sources. Sources say the Tigers have but to formally provide the job to anybody.

Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin looks on during a college football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide on November 12, 2022, at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin appears to be like on throughout a school soccer recreation in opposition to the Alabama Crimson Tide on November 12, 2022, at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.
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“So Lane to Auburn is occurring. Story quickly.”

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Kiffin dismissed the report on Twitter, addressing it in his postgame press convention and calling the reporter who publicized the report.

“I feel when it was falsely reported by Jon (Sokoloff), who’s now well-known, congratulations,” Kiffin stated Thursday night time. “That you may simply write no matter you need, and I might too, I feel, since you’re by no means held accountable, and also you grow to be well-known, and perhaps you may be proper.

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“Jon did it, so I needed to manage a staff assembly to say his article was flawed. I want to know these nameless sources of Jon. So sure, I needed to manage a staff assembly for this. issues, chat rooms and all that, however when a journalist writes, it is a recreation changer on that.”

Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin looks on during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Oxford, Mississippi.

Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin appears to be like on in the course of the recreation in opposition to the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Oxford, Mississippi.
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Kiffin is claimed to be Auburn’s first selection after the college fired Bryan Harsin as head coach of the Tigers halfway via his sophomore season.

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Kiffin is in his third yr at Oxford, going 23-12, profitable 10 video games in 2021 and taking Ole Miss to the Sugar Bowl.