OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is not ready to proclaim No. 12 Mississippi as an elite team. Not yet, anyway.
“We’re good, but not great. But we’re close,” the coach said after the Rebels defeated LSU 31-17 Saturday with 31 unanswered points that spanned the second and third periods.
Lane Kiffin texted with his former assistant Ed Orgeron about a wild weekend because a call would have seemed “a little strange” with their teams about to play.
The past week has been more than a little strange for both programs heading into Kiffin and No.
Things to watch in Week 8 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
LSU (4-3, 2-2) visits No. 12 Mississippi (5-1, 2-1) in a West Division matchup. Ed Orgeron enters the first of his final five regular season games as LSU coach after he and the school agreed on Sunday that he would not return after this season.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin isn't optimistic about quarterback Matt Corral's availibility against LSU.
Corral rushed 30 times for 195 yards in the 12th-ranked Rebels' 31-26 win over Tennessee, which Kiffin said took a physical toll on the QB.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 13 Mississippi held off Tennessee 31-26 on Saturday night after Rebels coach Lane Kiffin avoided being by hit by golf balls as Volunteers fans pelted the field with objects in the chaotic final minutes.
No. 13 Mississippi (4-1, 1-1 SEC) at Tennessee (4-2, 2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (SEC Network).
Line: Ole Miss by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is throwing quite a party for Lane Kiffin's first game back in Knoxville as a head coach.
Neyland Stadium is sold out for the first time since September 2017, and fans will be organized in orange and white sections for a Vols' checkerboard effect also for the first time since 2017 to greet Kiffin and his 13th-ranked Mississippi Rebels.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral promised it would be different this time against No. 13 Arkansas.
The Mississippi quarterback, who threw six interceptions last year against the Razorbacks, delivered, leading the Rebels to a wild victory that was sealed by the defense.
Mississippi and Arkansas got to see how they stacked up against the Southeastern Conference's two dominant teams.
Now, they get a fairer measuring stick: each other.
Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin has apologized for his abbreviated live pre-game interview with CBS.
Before the Alabama game, Kiffin responded to a question from CBS reporter Jamie Erdahl by saying: “Here we go.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi wide receiver Jonathan Mingo didn't dress out for the game with No. 1 Alabama.
The 12th-ranked Rebels' No. 2 receiver was wearing shorts during pregame warmups Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium, with a boot on his left foot.
The first month of the college football season has produced plenty of surprises and teams with high expectations falling from the rankings.
Not so much in the Southeastern Conference.
If you're looking for SEC chaos, maybe this weekend will bring it.
No. 12 Mississippi (3-0, 0-0 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (4-0, 1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
Line: Alabama by 14 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Lane Kiffin knows what it takes to beat Alabama: Just about everything has to go right.
The Mississippi coach and former offensive coordinator for the top-ranked Crimson Tide knows teams can’t match them five-star recruit for five-star recruit.
Alabama and Georgia, the top-ranked teams in the country and the favorites to win their Southeastern Conference divisions, are preparing to face the league’s biggest early season surprises.
Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin sees a Tulane team that plays with energy, is well coached and has quality depth.
In fact, what he sees is some Southeastern Conference-style characteristics for the next team facing his 17th-ranked Rebels (2-0) Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Tulane (1-1) at No. 17 Mississippi (2-0), Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT (ESPN2).
Line: Ole Miss by 14 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral insists he does not play favorites when it comes to picking receivers.
“I really don’t. I go through my progressions and make my reads,” Corral said after throwing for five touchdowns – four in the first half – as No.
Lane Kiffin returns to the sideline at the helm of a ranked team that fared well in his absence.
Kiffin leads newly ranked No. 20 Mississippi against Austin Peay, a Top 20 FCS team, Saturday night after missing the Rebels' opening win over Louisville with a breakthrough case of COVID-19.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari said he contracted COVID-19 after being vaccinated, but pointed out he is relieved the shot did its job in leaving him with mild symptoms.
ATLANTA (AP) — From more than 300 miles away, Lane Kiffin liked what he saw.
Matt Corral threw for 381 yards and accounted for two touchdowns, Snoop Conner ran for a pair of scores and Mississippi romped to a 43-24 victory over Louisville on Monday night even without its head coach.
Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin will miss the opener against Louisville with a breakthrough case of COVID-19.
Kiffin announced the positive test on Saturday, two days ahead of the Rebels' opener in Atlanta.
Mississippi’s offense remains in good hands with the return of coach Lane Kiffin, coordinator Jeff Lebby and quarterback Matt Corral.
Now about that Rebels defense.
Ole Miss improved to a .500 team in Kiffin’s debut season with an offense that produced big numbers and a defense that yielded them.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral accounted for five touchdowns, including a go-ahead 91-yard touchdown strike to Elijah Moore in the fourth quarter, as Mississippi rallied to defeat South Carolina 59-42 on Saturday night...
Southeastern Conference teams opened preseason camp Monday with the precarious status of the season largely overshadowing even the annual ambitions of Alabama and Georgia...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin was watching his now-former Florida Atlantic team play from elsewhere...
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) —
Lane Kiffin is back in the Southeastern Conference vowing to lead Mississippi the kind of consistent success it has lacked for much of its history.
“We didn’t come here to be good,” the new Ole Miss coach said Monday.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is back in the SEC, taking over at Ole Miss.
Kiffin and the Rebels made the announcement Saturday after Florida Atlantic defeated UAB in the Conference USA championship game, the Owls’ second league title in his three seasons...
Seven days before Clemson and Alabama will square off in Tampa for a rematch of last year’s national title game, Alabama has announced a major change to its coaching plan.
Lane Kiffin, the school’s offensive coordinator who was named the head coach at Florida Atlantic in December, will not coach in the national championship game, Alabama announced Monday.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin has a chance to help Alabama get to 15 wins this season. And then he's going to take the reins of a program that has won 15 games in the last four years.
Florida Atlantic and Kiffin have agreed in principle on a deal that will make him the school's next head coach.