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With Egg Bowl win, Mississippi State runs the Sip. Will Lane Kiffin flee Ole Miss?

OXFORD, Miss. – Mississippi State runs the Sip.

Now, will Lane Kiffin run from the Sip?

If Kiffin had planned to take a final bow Thursday night at Vaught-Hemingway, the Bulldogs wrecked the party like an unwelcome wedding guest who guzzles all the whiskey at the open bar.

This Egg Bowl was ugly. Many are.

Rain fell throughout the second half. Offense often looked like a foreign concept for both teams.

Mississippi State’s defense became the star. The Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4 SEC) delivered a flurry of red-zone stops. Needing one final stop, Bulldogs senior Randy Charlton deflected a shovel pass on a two-point play that Ole Miss needed to tie the game late in the fourth quarter.

For the first time in Mike Leach’s tenure, the Golden Egg is headed for Starkville after a 24-22 comeback victory.

Where is Kiffin headed?

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The Ole Miss coach is widely viewed as the frontrunner for Auburn’s coaching opening, and questions about his future loomed over this game.

By Egg Bowl standards, this was game without hijinks. That contrasted what can only be described as a wacky week for Ole Miss (8-4, 4-4).

The Lane Train began to jump the rails after a WCBI-TV report on Monday that Kiffin planned to accept the Auburn job after the Egg Bowl. Kiffin responded with a series of tweets in which he mocked the journalist who reported the story.

And yet, Kiffin never said the words Ole Miss fans needed to hear – that he was signing a contract extension to remain the Rebels’ coach. Amid all of his tweets, he also never denied his interest in Auburn.

Kiffin, in an attempt to rally his team, reportedly met with his players on the eve of the Egg Bowl and told them he was leaning…


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Publish date : 2022-11-25 04:27:49

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