Lane Kiffin explains 'blame me' post, comments on impact of social media
Lane Kiffin had a tough weekend for Ole Miss, as the Rebels lost at No. 13 Alabama, 24-10. This was the year that Kiffin and the Rebels really felt they could get the Crimson Tide.
Ole Miss scored a touchdown on its 2nd drive of the game, but it couldn’t get anything else going and once again fell to Alabama. After the game, Kiffin posted on social media for the fans to put this loss on him, not the players.
On Sunday, Kiffin went a little more in-depth on what he meant by that post, as he knows how social media can be so negative at times. He explained his motives were simply out of concern for his players as they can sometimes have a tendency to believe the stuff that is read through their phones.
After the loss to Alabama, @Lane_Kiffin posted on Twitter telling people to blame him for the loss and not Ole Miss players. He was asked today what he specifically meant by that post. Here was his answer. pic.twitter.com/X1l91rRign
— Michael Katz (@MichaelLKatz) September 24, 2023
With the new SEC schedule, it makes it more unlikely that Ole Miss and Alabama will play as often as they have. Kiffin, who was the offensive coordinator at Alabama from 2014-2016, posted on Twitter about how much he will miss this matchup.
Will miss playing you guys @AlabamaFTBL Always so challenging preparing and playing the ? and the gold standard of college football in @BryantDenny_UA. Always appreciate what you did for me and the time together and memories . #41-2 On to @LSUfootball https://t.co/xiwP9V8zpA
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) September 24, 2023
While the loss to Alabama was tough, the Rebels have a chance to bounce back and get a huge win next weekend. Heading to Oxford is No. 13 LSU, who is coming off a thrilling 34-31 win at home against Arkansas.
Kickoff is scheduled at 6:30 pm ET and the game will be on ESPN.