Ole Miss football was losing some of its luster with another bowl-less season, but the hiring of Lane Kiffin will change that for the Rebels.
All aboard the Lane Train. If you thought Ole Miss football had gotten bland with Matt Luke at head coach, that’s all about to change with the hiring of Lane Kiffin.
If you’ve tracked the career of Kiffin, you’d realize that he has had mixed results, but has coached at every level.
In fact, Kiffin started his head coaching career with the Oakland Raiders in the NFL, going 5-15 in a little over one season. He then went to Tennessee for one season and broke the hearts of Volunteers fans everywhere who believed he was in it for the long haul. He finished just 7-6 in his one season before bolting for USC.
At USC, he went 28-15, but was just 10-8 in his final two seasons before getting fired after just five games in 2013.
Then he had to earn his keep, spending time as an assistant for Alabama before leaving for Florida Atlantic and leading the Owls to two conference titles, including Saturday’s thumping of UAB. Shortly after his Conference USA Championship win, he was officially named the head coach of the Rebels, replacing Luke.
What Ole Miss is getting is a more mature (except if you look at his awesome social media trolls) head coach who has learned from his past mistakes and has worked hard to get back to the Power Five ranks. He may be a little “out there” but he’s a fun coach who can recruit well, knows how to win and knows the SEC already.
Don’t look now, folks, but Ole Miss just got a lot more fun.