Lane Kiffin trolls reporter after rumor spreads

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A brush hearth ignited on Twitter Monday evening when journalist Jon Sokoloff tweeted that Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin was resigning from his present job and taking the open place at Auburn. After the report started circulating, Kiffin shot down the rumors with two tweets of his personal.

Within the first message, Kiffin advised Sokoloff that his report was breaking information even to him. He then took to Microsoft Phrase — or is he a WordPerfect man? — for a follow-up tweet that used Sokoloff’s preliminary tweet as a template and jokingly recommended Sokoloff was transferring from his present job to a neighborhood information competitor. 

The Auburn-Kiffin rumors have swirled because the Tigers fired Bryan Harsin final month. The groups are division rivals and a transfer would create loads of friction within the yearly assembly. Kiffin frolicked as Tennessee’s head coach in 2009 and he infamously left for a job as coach of the USC Trojans — a transfer that led to Kiffin spending years rehabilitating his picture below Alabama head coach Nick Saban as soon as the Trojans fired him.

Kiffin’s tweets recommend a transfer to Auburn is not taking place however folks have not forgotten what occurred at Tennessee. Individuals additionally keep in mind Saban saying “I am not going to be the Alabama coach,” on December 21, 2006 earlier than turning into Alabama’s head coach on January 3, 2007.

This is not the primary time Ole Miss (8-3, 4-Three in SEC) and Auburn (5-6, 2-5 in SEC) have been intertwined in a training controversy. In 1998, Ole Miss head coach Tommy Tuberville advised a radio viewers, “They will have to hold me out of right here in a pine field” the Wednesday earlier than the annual “Egg Bowl” in opposition to Mississippi State on Thanksgiving. (h/t Saturday Down South)

The day after a 28-6 Mississippi State win, Tuberville and Auburn reached an settlement to make him the staff’s head coach. (h/t New York Instances

Kiffin units himself as much as be a significant villain within the sport — Oxford, Ms. particularly —  if by the top of this week he pronounces he’ll be Auburn’s subsequent head coach. If Kiffin is to be believed, he is not going anyplace.

Per Sports activities Reference, in 11 seasons as a school head coach, Kiffin is 85-45 (.654). He has the third-best profitable share in Ole Miss historical past (.676) and with wins in opposition to Mississippi State (7-4, 3-Four in SEC) on Thursday and within the staff’s bowl recreation, Kiffin will tie Tuberville for seventh-most wins (25) in program historical past.





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