Did the LSU Tigers play against their future head coach on Saturday afternoon? Many fans are hoping that’s the case, anyway.
LSU fell to the Lane Kiffin-led Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, who announced earlier this month that Ed Orgeron would not return in 2022, fell to the Rebels, 31-17, on Eli Manning jersey retirement day.
Kiffin has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the LSU job and that speculation has been amped up after Saturday’s game.
The LSU AD needs to hand Lane Kiffin a blank check and tell him to come fly back to Baton Rouge with his new team.
— HurtsSZN (@KenHeLive) October 23, 2021
Creativity of Ole Miss offense is impossible to ignore, even with two receivers out. Kiffin audition? If so, looking pretty good as LSU tackling disappears. @CCSdaily
— Ken Trahan (@kentrahan) October 23, 2021
I realize LSU is decimated on both sides of the ball. But they are *far* better than what they’re showing.
If Kiffin was calling our plays today, we’d have a lot more than 7 points.
— Scott Burns (@ScottBurnsEcon) October 23, 2021
These are gonna be even funnier when Lane Kiffin is coaching LSU next year https://t.co/GyEPtae9X2
— Joey (@JoeyMulinaro) October 22, 2021
For what it’s worth, Kiffin addressed the LSU job speculation earlier in the week, shooting it down. He appears to be happy at Ole Miss.
“I think the team knows how focused we are and how we take it one day at a time so I’ve never addressed that,” Kiffin told reporters. “Maybe I should, but we don’t worry about things that we can’t control that are on the outside. Obviously in recruiting you’re always battling all that. I feel like every coach probably battles that but especially (me) ever since leaving Tennessee. It is what it is and we’ll work our way through it.”
Things can change, though, and perhaps LSU will attempt to make Kiffin an offer that is extremely difficult to refuse.
For now, he remains the head coach at Ole Miss.