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Report: Lane Kiffin to be named new head coach at Ole Miss

Well, hey now...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 23 FAU at UTSA Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Lane Kiffin may be on his way back to the SEC.

Neal McCready of Rebels Grove reported earlier Friday night that Kiffin, the current head coach for the Florida Atlantic Owls, and the Ole Miss Rebels were “as close to a done deal without being official as possible.” McCready posted this news on his Twitter account:

A few short hours later, Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports would report that Kiffin had become the frontrunner for the job and that details would soon be sorted out by Saturday night at the earliest.

And then, a few minutes later, McCready would tweet out an update that the deal was all but done, and that an official announcement of Kiffin’s hire would soon come on Monday.

This obviously would cause quite the stir in a number of places (FYI they play the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville in 2021, just saying) if these reports are true. Given the sources, it’s hard to believe at this point that it’s not, so we’ll now just wait and see how all of this develops.

Welcome back Lane?