Lane Kiffin spars with former player about Ole Miss practices
Lane Kiffin had a brief back-and-forth with a former player on Friday night.
BBN Tonight shared an interview with Keidron Smith. Smith played at Ole Miss from 2018-2021 before he transferred to Kentucky for the 2022 season. Smith was asked how the 2 SEC teams compare to one another. Smith responded by saying, “how we practice” and explained that Kentucky practices are more “laid-back” while Ole Miss practices were “a grind.”
Keidron Smith has now played for 2 SEC football teams… How do Ole Miss & Kentucky compare?!
“How we practice” ⬇ pic.twitter.com/tnzUgCuiWz
— BBN Tonight (@BBNTonight) December 9, 2022
Kiffin was not a fan of Smith’s response, and responded to say that he was “confused” and asked Smith if it’s “too much of a grind over here (at Ole Miss).”
Wait I’m very confused about putting this out?!?! This is a bad thing for @OleMissFB and playing in the west and a positive for @UKFootball and playing in the East ??? It’s too much of a grind over here??? ?♂️? https://t.co/d1ALpvwZEc
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) December 9, 2022
Smith replied to Kiffin not long after, and accused his former coach of using him for “social media clout.” Smith also said that he and Kiffin did not speak to each other when Smith left for Kentucky.
?? ?Aye I ain’t say nothing to you when I left and you ain’t say anything to me. Don’t try to use me for your social media clout, I said what I said and leave it at that. Nothing good or bad about it, just two different ways of doing things. https://t.co/LRBochDCvj
— Keidron Smith (@KeidronS) December 9, 2022
Clearly, there is some bad blood between these men. For what it’s worth, Kiffin’s Rebels defeated Smith’s Wildcats back in October.