Lane Kiffin shares Matt Corral's plans for 2021
After playing a four-game redshirt season in 2018 and splitting time at quarterback with John Rhys Plumlee in 2019, Matt Corral has had a breakout 2020 season as the starter in Lane Kiffin’s high-powered offense. Kiffin shared some big news for the 2021 Rebels on Wednesday.
“Since last we talked, I did meet with Matt Corral,” Kiffin told beat reporters, per David Johnson of OM Spirit. “Just said we need to sit down and talk about (next) year, you did great and all that stuff. I’m not pushing him to stay, I just wanted him to have the information. He said, ‘I’m a thousand percent coming back, I need another year here.'”
Corral is eligible to declare for the NFL Draft as he is three years removed from high school. The redshirt sophomore is second in the SEC in passing yards per game with 343, trailing only Heisman Trophy candidate Kyle Trask (351.3). Corral is also second in total passing yards among SEC QBs, with 2,744, trailing Trask’s 2,810 mark.
Corral has an off Saturday after his Egg Bowl-record setting performance of 385 passing yards and 2 TDs in Ole Miss’ 31-24 win over arch-rival Mississippi State. The Rebels are 4-4 and looking at potential makeup games against Texas A&M and LSU on Dec. 12 and Dec. 19.