Lane Kiffin agrees to new contract to stay at Ole Miss

Lane Kiffin will return as Ole Miss’ soccer coach subsequent season and is signing a contract extension with the Rebels, he instructed ESPN on Saturday.

Kiffin mentioned he had conferences with each the staff and his workers earlier than Ole Miss’ 24-22 loss to Mississippi State on Thursday to inform them that he was staying and that it will be introduced after the sport.

Kiffin was a chief candidate at Auburn, and his identify had circulated for weeks in reference to the Tigers job.

“I didn’t want it to be about me staying before the game, but about the team,” Kiffin instructed ESPN. “I didn’t want it to be a distraction to where everybody was talking about me staying versus the players, which is why I wanted them to know it would be announced after the game.”

Ole Miss is predicted to make an official announcement someday this weekend.

Sources instructed ESPN that Kiffin’s new deal will take his common annual wage to the $9 million vary. He made $7.25 million this season.

In three seasons at Ole Miss, Kiffin is 23-12. The Rebels received their first seven video games this season however misplaced 4 of their final 5. A yr in the past, Kiffin led Ole Miss to its first 10-win common season at school historical past.