Latest Lane Kiffin News

Analysis: Expanded CFP gives more players reward worth risk

Jan. 02, 2022 17:02 PM EST

Turning more bowls into playoff games would give more players a worthy reward for risking millions in potential future earnings to participate in the postseason. Players opting out of bowl games became the underlying theme of New Year's Day in college football, which was a shame...

No. 6 Baylor tops No. 8 Ole Miss in Sugar Bowl; Corral hurt

Jan. 02, 2022 02:31 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Sugar Bowl showdown against Mississippi and coach Lane Kiffin's explosive, Southeastern Conference-leading offense provided a high-profile platform for Baylor to validate its old-school formula of ball control and aggressive defense. Al Walcott set a Sugar Bowl...

Corral's decision sweetens Ole Miss-Baylor Sugar Bowl tilt

Dec. 31, 2021 17:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral wasn't about to miss a chance to make history in the Sugar Bowl. The potential first-round NFL draft choice has spent four years helping the Rebels (10-2) rise from the bottom of the Southeastern Conference standings to a No. 8...

High-scoring Ole Miss meets stingy Baylor in Sugar Bowl

Dec. 31, 2021 14:01 PM EST

Sugar Bowl: No. 6 Baylor (11-2, Big 12) vs. No. 8 Mississippi (10-2, SEC), Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Mississippi by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Baylor leads, 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Possibly a top-10...

Amid signing day chaos, SEC powers grab top recruits

Dec. 15, 2021 20:09 PM EST

Through all the changes to the college sports landscape with money-making opportunities for athletes and open transfers, one thing remains the same. A bunch of Southeastern Conference schools along with venerable programs like Ohio State and Texas are at or near the top of the...

Column: Bowl season back to normal, why to watch them all

Dec. 14, 2021 12:57 PM EST

To be frank, last year's bowl season felt a little sad. A bunch of bowls were canceled by the pandemic even before the matchups were set. More had to be called off on relatively short notice. Teams decided to pass on playing in a bowl altogether after rocky seasons. Fans were...

Sugar Bowl matches No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 8 Mississippi

Dec. 05, 2021 18:45 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Big 12 champion Baylor and No. 8 Mississippi, which finished second behind Alabama in the SEC West, will conclude their seasons against one another in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day. “It's a good contrast in styles," Baylor coach Dave Aranda, who...

AP source: Napier gets 7-year, $51.8M contract at Florida

Dec. 04, 2021 22:16 PM EST

GAINEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Napier more than tripled his salary while moving from the Sun Belt to the Southeastern Conference. A person familiar with negotiations says Florida's newest football coach agreed to a seven-year, $51.8 million contract that makes him the...

Mississippi, coach Lane Kiffin agree to new contract

Dec. 04, 2021 21:41 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi and Lane Kiffin have agreed to a new contract after the program's first 10-win regular season. Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter Saturday announced what the school described as a new deal. The school didn't...

Kelly compares LSU to Broadway, brushes off legacy questions

Dec. 01, 2021 21:40 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Newly hired LSU coach Brian Kelly can accept if his legacy at storied Notre Dame is tarnished by the sudden and unceremonious way in which he walked away from the Fighting Irish. “Legacies are not what I spend time thinking about," Kelly said...