Lane Kiffin

There has been much speculation as to who will be the next head coach for the Auburn Tigers after the team parted ways with Bryan Harsin earlier this season. Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin has been rumored to have interest in the program, and a shocking report emerged on Monday that suggests he may be leaving for Auburn sooner rather than later.

According to Jon Sokoloff of WCBI News in Mississippi, Kiffin is expected to step down as head coach at Ole Miss as soon as Friday to eventually join another SEC school, the Auburn Tigers.

It would certainly be shocking for Kiffin to leave the Ole Miss program in the middle of the season, which is causing confusion and disbelief around the college football world.

This report comes as Ole Miss prepares to face off against in-state rivals Mississippi State in the annual “Egg Bowl”.

If this report on Kiffin is true, he certainly has not hinted at it whatsoever on his social media page. He posted a picture on Monday prior to this report of him reading a book about the history of the Egg Bowl.

The possibility of Kiffin joining Auburn is extremely intriguing for a number of reasons.

This addition would reignite Auburn’s rivalry with Alabama, with Lane Kiffin famously coaching under longtime Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban from 2014-2016.

Kiffin would have a ton of work on his hands to turn Auburn’s football program around.

Auburn is currently 5-6 on the year, and would suffer its second losing seasons in as many years if Alabama defeats the Tigers on Saturday.

[Jon Sokoloff on Twitter]

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.