The University of Mississippi agreed on a new contract with head football coach Lane Kiffin Saturday after just one season with the program.
“This is an investment in the future of Ole Miss Football,” said Keith Carter, vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics, in a statement. “We hired Coach Kiffin with the hope of revitalizing our football program, and in just one short year, he has done just that. His innovative offensive approach has shattered SEC records, and with a top-20 recruiting class coming in, the future is bright under Coach Kiffin’s leadership. We are committed to him and providing the resources necessary to elevate this program to greater heights.”
Kiffin also released a statement Saturday about the extension.
“I appreciate Keith’s leadership and his commitment to building a winning football program,” Kiffin said. “While I’m proud of what our team accomplished this season. We have higher aspirations for Ole Miss Football. This is just the start, and I look forward to continuing to build a championship program.”
The details of Kiffin’s new contract haven’t been released, yet.
He leads the Rebels onto the field Saturday to face the No.11 ranked Indiana Hoosiers in the Outback Bowl at 11 a.m.