Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin’s return to the University of Tennessee wasn’t without a bit of craziness. The Rebels defeated the Volunteers, 31-26, but the game was stopped for 20 minutes in the 4th quarter after fans threw debris and garbage onto the Neyland Stadium field.

One object that ended up being thrown on the field was a golf ball, which struck Kiffin — but he took it in stride and kept it as a bit of a souvenir from the night while showing it off during his postgame interview on the SEC Network.

As the gridiron Rebels prepare to face LSU and departing head coach Ed Orgeron on Oct. 23, the Rebels men’s basketball team is in preseason mode as they prepare for their regular-season opener against New Orleans on Nov. 9. Head coach Kermit Davis was on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Monday discussing the upcoming season and had some humorous advice for what Kiffin should do with the ball.

“I’ll tell you one thing, Paul. The way he hits it off the tee, he needs to keep that ball, because he’s gonna need it in the spring, I promise you that,” the 4th-year head coach joked.

Davis is looking to return the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament after they were an at-large team in his first season. They played in the NIT in the 2020-21 campaign, falling in the first round to Louisiana Tech.