Lane Kiffin’s name was mentioned in connection with various openings this year, but nothing serious ever materialized.

Now, it seems he’ll be remaining at Ole Miss for the next few years, as the Rebels announced a new contract for Kiffin right as the SEC Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia ended.

Kiffin led Ole Miss to its first-ever 10-win regular season this year and will likely take the team to a New Year’s 6 bowl game.

“We are committed to winning championships at Ole Miss, and Coach Kiffin is the person to lead us to those heights,” Ole Miss AD Keith Carter said in an email release. “With his winning edge, offensive vision and recruiting prowess, he has quickly cemented our team among the best in the nation, and this is just the start. With major facility projects on the horizon, we are investing in this program like never before and look forward to building on the foundation that Coach Kiffin has established.”

Kiffin also expressed his appreciation for Ole Miss in the release:

“We are extremely appreciative of Chancellor Glenn Boyce, Director of Athletics Keith Carter, and the entire Ole Miss administration for their commitment and support of our football program,” Kiffin said. “Sustained success takes a commitment from everyone, and we are excited to continue the work to build a program that makes the entire Ole Miss community proud. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for our fans, players, and staff. The future is bright! Hotty Toddy.”

How much longer will Kiffin remain in Oxford? We’ll see if he continues to be mentioned in connection with high-profile jobs in the coming years.