Oregon coaching search: Coveted SEC head coach 'not in mix,' per report
The Oregon coaching search is looking to replace former head coach Mario Cristobal, as the Miami, Florida, native returned to his alma mater with the Hurricanes.
Lane Kiffin’s name has been thrown around at several top job vacancies this fall; however, none of that came to fruition, as the Rebels held on to Kiffin. They even signed him to a huge new contract. There are over $7 million reasons Kiffin elected to remain in Oxford.
Once Cristobal left for Miami, some folks were floating Kiffin’s name for the job; however, John Canzano of the Oregonian is reporting that Kiffin isn’t in the mix for the Ducks vacancy.
Lane Kiffin “not in the mix” for Oregon football vacancy, per source.
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) December 9, 2021
Canzano’s report came after some rumblings of Phil Knight being interested in Kiffin.
Have heard from two Pac-12 sources that Phil Knight is interested in the Lane Train. Don't know if anything will come of it but an interesting slice of the search https://t.co/cL4gvPkL3g
— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) December 9, 2021
Remember, Kiffin bolted from the University of Tennessee for the USC Trojans job back in 2010. Kiffin’s familiarity of the Pac-12 would have been potentially attractive for Oregon.
Kiffin led the Ole Miss to its first 10-win regular season in program history.