The Lane Kiffin era at FAU has come to an end. The head coach is heading back to the SEC.
Ole Miss has officially announced the Kiffin hiring. The news comes following FAU’s blowout win in the C-USA Championship Game.
Talk of Kiffin to Ole Miss started earlier in the week and heated up on Friday night, when a deal was reportedly close.
It’s now been made official.
OFFICIAL | @Lane_Kiffin named head football coach at Ole Miss
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) December 7, 2019
Kiffin comes to Ole Miss after three seasons at FAU. He previously served as the offensive coordinator at Alabama and the head coach at USC and Tennessee, among other stops.
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Coach Kiffin to the Ole Miss family,” Ole Miss AD Keith Carter said. “As we entered this process, we were looking for energy, innovativeness and a program builder who could excite our student-athletes and fans. Coach Kiffin checked every box and is a home run for our program. I look forward to locking arms with him to take Ole Miss Football to a championship level.”
“As an experienced head coach and one of the great offensive minds in college football, Lane Kiffin brings energetic leadership, deep understanding of the competitive landscape of the SEC and an approach to the game that will captivate Ole Miss fans,” Chancellor Glenn Boyce said. “I am thrilled to welcome Coach Kiffin to Ole Miss and Oxford as we look ahead with great anticipation for the future of Ole Miss Football. In addition, I want to congratulate Keith Carter for the outstanding leadership he demonstrated in attracting a nationally recognized coach to our university to lead the Rebel football program.”
An official press conference is scheduled for Monday at 1 p.m.