This Mandel tweet…
… suddenly made me realize that Boom is the first coach to have been Kiffin’ed. (And, yeah, I imagine this just got a little awkward.)
I haven’t seen anyone else use the expression yet, so I hereby claim the trademark in the name of Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, or something like that.
By the way, ain’t it just like Junior to take a gratuitous shot at Malzahn while celebrating? Not that there’s anything wrong with that…
The SEC has issued the following statement related to the Auburn-Ole Miss football game of October 24:
On the kickoff return in the Auburn at Ole Miss football game at 5:43 in the 4th quarter, the SEC has determined the replay official should have stopped the game for further review of the play. In the football officiating replay process every play is reviewed but, when appropriate, the game is stopped for further review.
Because the play was not appropriately stopped for further review, the necessary slow-motion view of the play was not viewed by the replay official to determine if the ruling on the field should have been reversed.
The SEC Office conducted a review of the play and appropriately communicated its findings above to Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin and other athletics department personnel per conference protocol. However, Mr. Kiffin’s use of social media Saturday following the game to publicly criticize officiating is in violation of Conference Bylaws and Commissioner’s Regulations that govern Sportsmanship and communication with the Conference Office on officiating issues.
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin has been fined $25,000 for his use of social media Saturday after the game made in violation of SEC Bylaw 10.5 related to officiating in the Auburn at Ole Miss football game of October 24.
It takes a lot to make Junior a sympathetic figure, but, congrats, Greg Sankey, you did it!
Aaaaannnnd, the last word.
Apparently, defense is optional for the Laner ($$):
Every Ole Miss opponent has scored a season-high point total against the Rebels.
Florida scored 51, Kentucky scored 41, Alabama scored 63, Arkansas scored 33 and Auburn scored 35. Those are all season-highs for those teams.
Quite the body of work there.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said his defense’s struggles had him wondering if Ole Miss knew the Crimson Tide’s signals during his team’s 63-48 victory on Saturday night in Oxford, Mississippi.
Saban projected calm on the sideline for much of the game, but inside he said he was “boiling and bubbling” watching his defense reel, giving up 647 yards.
“It seemed like everything we did though they had an answer for,” Saban said. “I don’t know if they had our signals or what. That’s not anything unusual. It seemed like every time we called something, they had the best play that they could have against it.”
Kirby, I am begging you — please let something drop this week about exchanging texts with Junior. Nothing specific, just enough to drive the ‘Bama faithful crazy. And maybe the Sabanator, too.
So, there’s this.
I wonder if they’ve made a bet about which of them first beats daddy.
If any of them is using a school-issued phone to text and some enterprising person hasn’t already filed an Open Records request, I am one disappointed human being.
Nick Saban doesn’t have time for this shi… er, Kiffin.
I wonder if they’ll be chuckling after this week’s game.
Junior, Junior, Junior…
Maybe it was an editorial comment.
When you ride with the Laner, if you’ve got it, flaunt it.
The best part will come when Junior sells this on the recruiting trail.
The man is selfless.
Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin says players whose conferences have decided to postpone fall sports should be free to transfer without penalty.
During an appearance on the SEC Network on Tuesday, Kiffin said it’s a “shame” that players are unable to do so.
“Kids are having their schools or their conferences deciding to shut down, so they can’t play, and a lot of them have a lot of money on the line with the next level, or they just want to play their last year,” Kiffin said. “So it’s really unfortunate that the NCAA is not allowing them to transfer and be eligible immediately. We’re being told that won’t even go into a waiver process, so I feel really bad for those kids. It’s not their fault. Why can’t they come play somewhere? That doesn’t make any sense to me.”
He just wants to help. And if there’s a little side benefit in there for him, who would begrudge that? Because he just wants to help.