Mississippi State won the Egg Bowl for the first time since 2019 on Thursday, defeating rival Ole Miss in dramatic fashion. When the game was over, the Bulldogs decided to have a little fun at the Rebels’ expense. More specifically, Mississippi State had fun at the expense of Ole Miss’ head coach, Lane Kiffin.
It was an interesting week for Kiffin. On Monday, Jon Sokoloff, Sports Director of WCBI in Mississippi reported that Kiffin was planning on stepping down as coach of the Rebels to become the head football coach at Auburn.
Kiffin quickly shot the report down but took it a step further, mocking Sokoloff’s report by tweeting a nearly identical phony release.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November 22, 2022
Whoever runs the Twitter page of Mississippi State Athletics took note of that. After the game on Thursday, a similar “release” was sent out by the Bulldogs.
— Mississippi State Athletics (@HailState) November 25, 2022
This is one of the things that gives college rivalries a special feel. Several people in the college football world loved what the Bulldogs did.
WOW- they had that ready to go! https://t.co/zNPM0QL5t8
— Pat Smith (@patsmithradio) November 25, 2022
— Aaron Castleberry (@WXAaronJC) November 25, 2022
THE PETTY 😂😂😂 https://t.co/lkeER2LA6c
— Jack Patterson (@JPattersonTV) November 25, 2022
— Cam Gaskins (@CamGaskinsTV) November 25, 2022
Jon Sokoloff: The legend of the 2022 Egg Bowl. https://t.co/KERdQRRbhv
— Stefan Krajisnik (@skrajisnik3) November 25, 2022
— Chris Russell AKA the 🐓🐓! (@Russellmania621) November 25, 2022
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 25, 2022
What a week https://t.co/C8V3i282yM
— Nick Kelly (@_NickKelly) November 25, 2022
— Kevin Scarbinsky (@KevinScarbinsky) November 25, 2022
Thursday’s game left both schools with identical 8-4 overall records and 4-4 in the SEC. With the win, the Bulldogs will break a tie and finish ahead of the Rebels in the SEC West standings.
When the game was over, Kiffin reiterated that he hopes to coach the Rebels in 2023.
"Yes, I do."
-Lane Kiffin when asked if he intends to be the Ole Miss coach next season.
— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) November 25, 2022
So, he may get a chance at revenge. Until then, though, the Bulldogs will get to enjoy this victory and the trolling that comes with it.
[Mississippi State Athletics on Twitter]