Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin responds to report he's headed to Auburn
OXFORD — Lane Kiffin has weighed in.
After Jon Sokoloff of WCBI News in Columbus, Mississippi, reported Monday evening that the Ole Miss football coach is headed to Auburn to be the Tigers' next coach, Kiffin issued a denial via his favorite medium: Twitter and emojis.
"That's news to me Jon," Kiffin wrote. "Nice sources."
Kiffin's name has been swirling in rumors relating to the Auburn gig since the Tigers fired Bryan Harsin in late October.
Set to conclude his third season in charge of the Rebels, Kiffin is 23-11, owning the third-best winning percentage of any coach in Ole Miss history.
The report came shortly after Kiffin finished speaking to reporters. He took questions about his job status and joked about Tommy Tuberville and Nick Saban declaring that they wouldn't leave for Auburn and Alabama, respectively, before ultimately doing so.
"I can get up here and give the 'Pine Box' speech and (say) 'I'm not going to be the next head coach at Alabama,' " Kiffin said. "I can give you those things. I don't know what those mean. Been here three years and have been fortunate enough to have three different contracts. I don't know why a fourth contract makes people feel better. Like I said, we're very appreciative of everything here."
The Rebels are set to take on Mississippi State (7-4, 3-4) on Thursday (6 p.m., ESPN) in the Egg Bowl.