Paul Finebaum on Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss: 'I think it's a spectacular hire'
The Ole Miss Rebels have reportedly found their next head coach, and it is Lane Kiffin.
Kiffin has coached at Tennessee, USC, Florida Atlantic and with the Oakland Raiders during his career, and now he’ll take his show on the road to Oxford.
On Saturday morning’s SportsCenter, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum praised the Rebels’ decision to hire Kiffin (via 247Sports):
“I think it’s a spectacular hire,” Finebaum said. “Lane Kiffin has a a lot of experience. We forget he’s had four head coaching jobs — one in the NFL and three in college ball. Listen, I think he is prepared for this job. He was really sent to purgatory after leaving Nick Saban a couple years ago and has done a really good job at FAU off the radar.
“A lot of people want to conjure up things about the past, but I know Lane Kiffin very well and he’s got a plan. The key will be his coaching staff. Keep your eye on what some of his first moves will be. I’m willing to predict they will surprise and put a little bit of fear in the SEC. I think Lane Kiffin is for real at Ole Miss.”
How will Kiffin fare with the Rebels? We’ll find out starting next fall.