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Lane Kiffin agrees to new contract to stay at Ole Miss

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Lane Kiffin will return as Ole Miss’ soccer coach subsequent season and is signing a contract extension with the Rebels, he informed ESPN on Saturday.

Kiffin stated he had conferences with each the workforce and his employees earlier than Ole Miss’ 24-22 loss to Mississippi State on Thursday to inform them that he was staying and that it might be introduced after the sport.

Kiffin was a chief candidate at Auburn, and his title had circulated for weeks in reference to the Tigers job.

“I did not need it to be about me staying earlier than the sport, however concerning the workforce,” Kiffin informed ESPN. “I did not need it to be a distraction to the place all people was speaking about me staying versus the gamers, which is why I needed them to know it might be introduced after the sport.”

Ole Miss is anticipated to make an official announcement someday this weekend.

Sources informed ESPN that Kiffin’s new deal will take his common annual wage to the $9 million vary. He made $7.25 million this season.

In three seasons at Ole Miss, Kiffin is 23-12. The Rebels received their first seven video games this season however misplaced 4 of their final 5. A 12 months in the past, Kiffin led Ole Miss to its first 10-win common season in class historical past.

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