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Ole Miss Coach Lane Kiffin Denies Departure For Auburn Report: What's True?

Is Lane Kiffin leaving for Auburn? Is he staying in Oxford? The head coach sounded off on Twitter Monday night.

OXFORD, Miss. -- In the midst of reports that Lane Kiffin is departing Oxford for the head coaching job with the Auburn Tigers, the head coach himself sounded off on Twitter on Monday night.

So, is he leaving Ole Miss?

According to a story written by Jon Sokoloff at WCBI, who released the initial report on Monday, the Ole Miss athletics department has denied the report that Kiffin is departing.

Last season, Kiffin led the Rebels to their first 10-win regular season in program history. This year marks his third at the helm of the Rebels program after taking over prior to the 2020 season following the firing of Matt Luke.

Earlier Monday afternoon during his weekly press conference, Kiffin had voiced how happy he was in Oxford, and seemed to indicate his intent to stay.

"I think they know how we operate, and they've been in this before," Kiffin said on Monday. "They don't even ask. I don't know what else to say. I'm extremely happy here. The difference in where this program is compared to three years ago, and we feel like we have really good support. I can get up here and give the 'Pine Box' speech and 'I'm not going to be the next head coach at Alabama.' 

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"I can give you those things. I don't know what those mean. Been here three years and have been fortunate enough to have three different contracts. I don't know why a fourth contract makes people feel better. Like I said, we're very appreciative of everything here."

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