The Egg Bowl rivalry never stops for Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin. Despite losing to the rival Mississippi State Bulldogs a few months ago, he was back ribbing them this week.
On Thursday, 247Sports reported that the NCAA transfer portal window closed because no new Mississippi State players were entering at the deadline. Kiffin retweeted the report and had one word for the rival Bulldogs: “Congratulations.”
Ole Miss fans were delighted to see their head coach go out of his way to push the buttons for Mississippi State fans. As for Mississippi State fans, they were ready to clap back at the boisterous Rebels head coach.
Just about every Mississippi State fan and Kiffin hater took to Twitter for the Rebels keeping the head coach, who costs them $9 million a year, but can’t win more than eight games a year. Some insults are more constructive than others.
Lane Kiffin is 23-13 in three seasons with the Rebels and has led them to a 10-3 season in 2021, ranked No. 11 in the country — their highest ranking in a decade.
But the Rebels fell back down to earth in 2022, going 8-5 and ending the season on a four-game losing streak.
Ole Miss needs to bounce back in 2023 or else there will be some very loud calls for the school to make changes.
No matter how much poking your opponent is going to help if it ends up the way they just did.