Lane Kiffin notes the biggest change he's seen in the SEC upon his return to the league
Between his stops at Tennessee and Alabama, Lane Kiffin is well-versed in what to expect from the SEC. Now, the first-year Ole Miss coach has returned following a stint at Florida Atlantic.
But he also noted what has changed. Kiffin said on Wednesday on the SEC coaches media teleconference that the balance of power has shifted since he was the Alabama offensive coordinator, before he left for FAU in 2017.
“I don’t know I guess maybe I would say maybe it’s a little bit top heavy compared to what it used to be,” Kiffin said. “I think that, you know, some programs over the last few years. I don’t want to name them because I may leave someone out and someone will get mad but you know who the perennial powers are, they have recruited at such a high level that it seems to me there’s a big difference in the rosters at the top, especially last year, and the rosters at the bottom of the league.”
Kiffin, who has a 62-34 coaching record at Tennessee, Southern Cal and Florida Atlantic, gets his first crack as coach of the Rebels on Saturday against Florida. The Rebels were 4-8, 5-7 and 6-6 under Matt Luke, who was fired after last season and landed at Georgia as the offensive line coach.