Lane Kiffin Addresses Auburn Candidacy: ‘Maybe If They Looked At The 1st Half I Wouldn’t Be No. 1’

Lane Kiffin is aware that his name will be heavily associated with Auburn’s head coaching vacancy this fall.

Kiffin’s name has been associated with Auburn before the Tigers fired Bryan Harsin on Halloween, and the buzz has only increased in the nearly three weeks since Auburn’s new athletics director, John Cohen, began his search for the program’s next coach. . Kiffin is the candidate most associated with the job on the Plains, and multiple reports have suggested he is the Tigers’ No. 1 target.

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Kiffin was asked about those reports again Saturday night following Ole Miss’s double-digit loss to Arkansasas well as a report earlier this week saying the rebels offered him a new contract and salary increase to stay at Oxford, Ms.

“A fair question,” Kiffin said when asked if he was seen as Auburn’s main target. “Like I said, I love being here. I don’t want to look to next year already with a regular season game (still to be played), but this isn’t one of those years where you thought, ‘We’re going to lose all these guys.’ A lot of people are coming back, and especially offensively a lot of new guys. So very excited for the future. So I don’t know all that stuff out there – No. 1 (candidate) stuff. If they watched the first half (against Arkansas), I might not be number 1 anymore.

Ole Miss lost to Arkansas, 42-27, on Saturday night in Fayetteville, Ark. The Rebels trailed 35–6 at halftime as they turned the ball twice, kicked twice and missed a field goal.

It was Ole Miss’s second straight loss after opening the season 8–0 after losing to Alabama the week before.

Despite that loss to the Tide, a report surfaced earlier this week about Ole Miss extending a new contract to Kiffin that would have made him one of the top 10 highest paid coaches in the country. Kiffin, who currently earns $7.25 million a year and is the 11th highest paid coach in college football this season, declined to comment directly on that report. Ole Miss, he didn’t really stop talking about a possible Ole Miss exit after the Rebels wrapped up their regular season slate with the Egg Bowl against rival state Mississippi on Thanksgiving Day.

“I’m very happy here,” Kiffin said. “I mean, I’m not happy right now, but that has nothing to do with being here. I’m not happy with the outcome (against Arkansas) because I wanted to go to 9-2 and go to 10-2 next week, so that’s all I’m concerned about. So I’m very happy to be here. I am very thankful for the leadership here and the things they are doing to give us a chance to win.”

Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.

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