Really, this is a pathetic track record for a guy who’s currently pulling down $9 mil a year.
… Kiffin is entering Year 12 as an FBS head coach — 1 with Tennessee, 4 with USC, 3 with FAU, now 4 with Ole Miss — and his wins have aged worse than an avocado. The only time in which Kiffin beat a Power 5 team that went on to win 9 regular-season games was when he led USC to an upset of No. 4 Oregon in 2011.
Overall, that translates into a truly awful 1-19 mark against Power 5 teams that went on to win at least 9 regular-season games.
For comparison’s sake, Billy Napier (vs. Utah) and Jimbo Fisher (vs. LSU) got 1 such victory amidst losing seasons this past year. Even Shane Beamer (Tennessee and Clemson) and Josh Heupel (LSU, Alabama, Clemson) both got multiple wins against Power 5 teams that won at least 9 games this past year. Mark Stoops has 3 such wins at Kentucky in the past 5 seasons.
And yet, the Laner had two SEC schools fighting over his services this offseason. Looking at that, it’s a shame Auburn didn’t win out.
Say what you will about Junior, but he doesn’t quit.
Congrats to everyone involved, particularly Jimmy Sexton, without whom this presumably wouldn’t be possible.
How it started:
How it’s going:
Yeah, those kids should be pumped.
True? False? No idea, but the timing — just days before the Egg Bowl and Iron Bowl — is impeccable. Junior’s been a chaos agent his entire career, so this non-denial about what would be his sixth head coaching job (honestly, I may have lost count) is certainly on brand.
And if it is true, Auburn is such an appropriate landing spot, don’t you think?
This may be the first time ever I’ve respected Lane Kiffin as a coach.
It seems Junior didn’t take kindly to Jimbo’s comments in the preseason.
After running through a compelling home schedule to date full of cupcakes, Junior is concerned that the fans aren’t staying in the stadium for a full sixty minutes.
Attendance hasn’t exactly been great at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium through the first three home games of the season. With a capacity of 64,038, the Rebels have yet to exceed 61,000 in a game. According to the school, the attendance figures have been:
- Week 1 vs. Troy: 60,533
- Week 2 vs. Central Arkansas: 58,373
- Week 4 vs. Tulsa: 60,641
Tickets are expensive. Concessions are expensive. Combine that with an overload of cupcakes — gotta make sure that bowl eligibility issue is covered! — and what do you expect?
Unless you’re a football coach. Then, the game isn’t entertainment for the fans. It’s an obligation.
Eh, Kentucky comes calling this week. Maybe the fans will stay.
How bad is it when Junior decides to be merciful?
This is fucking hilarious.
It would be entirely fitting if he gets an NIL deal out of the notoriety.