Lane Kiffin shoots down report that he is headed to Auburn

Lane Kiffin has frequently been connected to the open Auburn job but on Monday night those rumors reached a new level

Jon Sokoloff, a TV anchor in Columbus, Mississippi, tweeted that Kiffin is set to resign as head coach and take over Auburn on Friday.

His tweet included that while Auburn has not officially offered the job to anyone, that “Lane to Auburn is happening.”

That tweet surprised a lot of people, including Kiffin who quote tweeted it saying “That’s news to me Jon. Nice sources”

However, Kiffin wasn’t done and made a report of his own, claiming that Sokoloff is going to leave his current job at WCBI for WLOX, a station in Biloxi.

It is worth noting that Sokoloff was one of the first people to report that Auburn was going to hire athletics director John Cohen away from Mississippi State. He tweeted the news out two days before the move was officially announced.

Also, with the Rebels playing Mississippi State Thursday night in their regular-season finale, it does make since timing-wise.

Kiffin has long been seen as Auburn’s top candidate and had to address the rumors following Ole Miss’s loss to Arkansas last week.

“I’m very happy here…Very happy here and appreciative of the leadership here,” Kiffin said. “I love being here. There’s a lot of people coming back (next year), a lot of good guys coming back. Very excited about the future.”


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