Reports: Lane Kiffin expected to be named Ole Miss head coach
Lane Kiffin is expected to be named the next head coach at Ole Miss, per multiple reports.
Rivals.com’ Neal McCready has been all over the Rebels’ head coaching search, and now, reports around the country are surfacing that Kiffin to Ole Miss may be complete Saturday.
Kiffin and FAU play UAB Saturday afternoon for the Conference USA Championship Game, as the Owls are favored by nine points. As McCready reports, Kiffin is expected in Oxford on Sunday with an official announcement likely Monday.
It's not officially signed, but it's done. Lane Kiffin is Ole Miss' next head football coach. He'll arrive in Oxford Sunday. I expect the Ole Miss band to meet him there. He'll be announced officially on Monday, likely at the Pavilion at Ole Miss. @RivalsChase.
— Neal McCready (@NealMcCready) December 7, 2019
Kiffin’s potential return to the SEC is interesting in several ways, and he likely could have had the Ole Miss or Arkansas job; however, the Rebels roster is set up to win more games now.
SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic hinted that Kiffin may put together an all-star coaching staff in Oxford, too.
Hearing the potential staff being brought in may make this Home Run hire a grand slam. https://t.co/62DOeyH5hi
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) December 7, 2019
Following his stint at Alabama under Nick Saban, Kiffin took the FAU job and has really done well and rehabbed his image. He’s compiled a 25-13 overall record, including 18-6 in conference. Kiffin has had head coaching stints at Tennessee and USC prior, too.