Auburn football: Mississippi State band chants ‘Auburn’ at Ole Miss fans

Mississippi State’s marching band played on the Lane Kiffin to Auburn football rumors Thanksgiving night at the annual Egg Bowl matchup, which was held this year in Oxford — aka Ole Miss territory.

The opposing marching band provoked the Vaught–Hemingway Stadium crowd with chants of ‘Auburn’ directed at a fanbase that is clinging to the hopes Kiffin sticks with the Rebels for a fourth season in 2023 with Auburn AD John Cohen having Kiffin squarely in his sites.

On3’s Matt Zenitz reported that ‘Kiffin told Ole Miss players Wednesday evening that, unless something significantly changes, he’s planning on staying as the head coach of the Rebels,’ but not every Auburn football fan is convinced that significant change won’t be a Tigers head coaching contract offer.

Lane Kiffin reportedly hasn’t received an Auburn football offer

ESPN’s Matt Barrie provided an update on the Lane Kiffin situation, claiming that the Ole Miss head coach has not yet received a contract offer from Auburn football or anywhere else (h/t Saturday Down South):

“If you’ve been around social media, you’ve been around this part of the country, you know the story with Ole Miss by now. Their head coach Lane Kiffin and his connection to the Auburn job. We are not here to speculate tonight, we are not here to validate Internet reports. All we can do is tell you is what Lane told us in our meeting yesterday. He looked us in the eye and said there has been no job taken and there has been no discussions about taking another job.”

Kiffin was thought to be dropping hints about possible Plains interest this past week, but the latest round of rumors seems to indicate that Kiffin is more likely to pull a Jordan Belfort — though perhaps not bursting a forehead vein in his declaration that he isn’t leaving — than make the move that many Tiger fans have been yearning for since his name was initially mentioned following Bryan Harsin’s ouster.