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A shocking report emerged on Monday suggesting that Ole Miss Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin was expected to resign from the program and become the next head coach of the Auburn Tigers.

“Ole Miss HC Lane Kiffin plans to step down as the Rebels coach Friday and head to Auburn to become the Tigers next head coach,” Jon Sokoloff of WCBI News (North Mississippi CBS affiliate) tweeted.

Kiffin has taken notice of this report, and he denied it on social media shortly after it emerged.

“That’s news to me Jon. Nice sources,” Kiffin tweeted in response to the rumor.

He then went on to troll Sokoloff for his report, making his own “report” about him stepping down from his news position and taking a position at another network.

While he did deny the report, it seems that many around the college football world still are not sold that Kiffin will remain at Ole Miss.

Ole Miss is set to take on in-state rival Mississippi State this weekend in the annual Egg Bowl, so it certainly would have been a strange time to resign as head coach.

At this point in time, Ole Miss is actually a far more stable football program than Auburn has been in recent years.

The Rebels has had at least eight wins in each of the last two seasons, while Auburn could be heading toward their second consecutive losing record if they’re unable to beat Alabama this year.

Regardless, the vacant Auburn job presents an extremely high-profile platform for Kiffin to potentially revive a once prominent football program.

While Kiffin may eventually take the Auburn position, it seems like his sole focus is on the team’s upcoming matchup this weekend for the time being.

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.