Late Friday night, a report emerged listing Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin as the favorite for the Ole Miss vacancy. According to a report from Ole Miss insider Neal McCready, Kiffin is expected to become the program’s new head coach with an announcement coming next week.
Kiffin’s wife, Layla, appeared to confirm the news by posting a video of their son, Monte, reacting to the news.
Not long after the news broke, a report suggested a major head football coach warned Kiffin against taking the job. According to Parrish Alford of the Daily Journal, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron told Kiffin not to take the job.
From the report:
Daily Journal sources said Orgeron told Kiffin a certain “fit” was required to coach at Ole Miss, and he didn’t think his long-time friend had that fit.
Orgeron coached at Ole Miss from 2005-07. In those three seasons he racked up a record of 10-25 before the Rebels fired him.
His second head coaching stint has been much more successful as the has the Tigers in the SEC title game.
Clearly Kiffin did not heed the advice from his former colleague at USC. The former Tennessee head coach is expected to be announced as the new Ole Miss head coach early next week.
Stay tuned for the latest.