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Lane Kiffin signed an extension to remain coach at Ole Miss, denying Auburn's pursuit of a vacant role

Lane Kiffin signed an extension to remain coach at Ole Miss, denying Auburn’s pursuit of a vacant role

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Lane Kevin decided to stay in Ole Miss And sign an extension with the Rebels, the coach confirmed Saturday morning. Kevin’s decision comes amid intense pursuit of him from before Auburnwho had been trying to fill their vacant coaching position since the sacking of Brian Harsin on October 31.

“I met with the team and the staff and told them that I will stay and that will be announced after the match,” Kevin told ESPNreferring to No. 22 Ole Miss’ 24-22 loss to Mississippi In the egg bowl at Thanksgiving. “I didn’t want it to be about me staying before the game but about the team.”

Rumors swirled about Kevin being nominated for the Auburn job. They got louder than whispers leading up to the Egg Bowl, but Kiffin publicly denied a local TV report that said he would be announced as the Tigers coach on Friday, even going so far as to publicly shame the reporter for incorrect information.

“I just said [the team] That this report – which you probably don’t pay much attention to but your family – is inaccurate. false reporting,” Kevin said.

Kevin has already accepted multiple contract extensions for his career at Ole Miss, and entered 2022 as the 11th highest-paid coach in college football with a contract averaging $7.25 million. The value of its extension has not been announced; However, Sports Illustrated reports Kiffin is expected to earn over $9 million annually.

As for Auburn, she moved on from Kevin and her Hugh Freese from Liberty looks on to take her vacant place. The Freeze was 39-25 (including canceled wins) at Ole Miss from 2012-16, beating Alabama in 2014 and 2015.

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