Lane Kiffin made his opinion on the recent realignment within college sports clear during his remarks during SEC Media Days on Monday afternoon. That, along with NIL, were 2 of the big talking points, and as is normally the case, the Ole Miss head coach didn’t hold back.

While Texas and Oklahoma are slotted for a 2025 entry into the SEC as they depart the Big 12, UCLA and USC are set to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten a year before that. That’s given Kiffin a pessimistic outlook at what the landscape will look like 5 years from now, as one of his main points of contention is the fact that many rivalries across college football will go by the wayside.

“I think for rivalries to be broken up, people that have been in conferences so long like these four major teams have to move like they are — obviously it’s about money,” he said, per’s Mike Rodak.

“If it wasn’t about money, they wouldn’t be doing it,” he continued. “I don’t think it’s really good for the history of college football. I don’t think we’ll look back and say, ‘Wow, that was awesome.'”