Lane Kiffin comments on potential opt-outs for Peach Bowl
The Ole Miss Rebels finished the season with a 10-2 record, and were rewarded on Sunday night with a berth in the Peach Bowl. The Rebels finished No. 11 in the country, and will be playing No. 10 Penn State.
Non-Playoff participants are often forced to play their bowl games without top players who decide to begin preparation for the NFL Draft.
While many teams will have to deal with that, Lane Kiffin said he doesn’t anticipate that being a problem for the Rebels this year
“I would expect that we don’t have any,” Kiffin said. “We’re kind of not in one of those years where we really some first-rounders that are coming out that are concerned with injuries.”
Lane Kiffin not expecting opt-outs this year. Would be third year in a row with no bowl opt-outs.
"I would expect that we don't have any. We're kind of not in one of those years where we really some first-rounders that are coming out that are concerned with injuries."
— David Eckert (@davideckert98) December 3, 2023
This wouldn’t be a rare thing for Ole Miss, as this would be the third consecutive year the Rebels didn’t have a player opt-out of a bowl game.
The Peach Bowl will be live in Atlanta, with the two teams squaring off on Saturday, December 30. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET, and the game will be aired on ESPN. This will be the first matchup between those two teams.