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Sources – Lane Kiffin meets with Ole Miss players amid speculation

Sources – Lane Kiffin meets with Ole Miss players amid speculation

Sources – Lane Kiffin meets with Ole Miss players amid speculation

Against the background of speculation, he leaves for Chestnut the work of the head coach, Be Miss coach Lane Kiffin met with his players on Tuesday and assured them that he has not accepted a job at any other school, sources told ESPN.

Kiffin typically doesn’t respond to coaching rumors, but sources told ESPN he felt obligated to his players and their parents to officially address the situation after a report appeared Monday on WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi, that Kiffin had planned to resign Friday and head to Auburn. WCBI-TV also reported that Auburn has not yet officially offered the job to anyone.

“He told the players that he was focused on Mississippi State and nothing else, and that any reports that he had accepted another offer were completely false,” sources told ESPN.

On Thursday night, Ole Miss will face Mississippi State in their annual Egg Bowl rivalry in Oxford.

Sources told ESPN that Kiffin and Liberty’s Hugh Freeze are at the forefront of Auburn’s coaching search. Auburn and Alabama play Saturday in their Iron Bowl rivalry in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Cadillac Williams, a former star at Auburn, has led the Tigers to two straight wins as interim coach after replacing the fired Brian Harsin.

Kiffin, in his third season at Ole Miss, led the Rebels to their first 10-win regular season a year ago. Ole Miss is 8-3 this season but has lost three of its last four games, including a 42-27 setback last weekend at Arkansas, a game in which it trailed 42-6 at one point.

Afterward, Kiffin was asked about being considered Auburn’s top target, and he said he’s excited about his future at Ole Miss.

“So I don’t know about all that stuff, No. 1 [candidate] ” Kiffin told reporters after the loss at Arkansas. “Maybe if they watched the first half, I wouldn’t be No. 1 anymore.”



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