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Lane Kiffin updates the progress of Michael Trigg in return from injury

Nikki Chavanelle11/14/22
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Ole Miss tight end Michael Trigg

Ole Miss tight end Michael Trigg is looking “probable” for the Rebels’ matchup on Saturday versus the Arkansas Razorbacks. On Monday, Lane Kiffin shared the latest on Trigg’s return progress after he missed the last four games due to injury.

“He came back and practiced last week,” Kiffin said. “I don’t think he was fully prepared to play in that game from all the time off but maybe this week.”

In his last appearance before suffering a collarbone break, Trigg had one catch for 28 yards. He was setting a good pace in his first season in Oxford and luckily, he still has two games remaining to make an impact and, very likely, a high-profile bowl game as well.

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So far this season, the USC transfer has 17 catches for 156 yards and three touchdowns. Despite his absence, Trigg still easily leads the tight ends in production. In his stead, backup Casey Kelly has caught three passes for 17 yards and one touchdown.

The Rebels could certainly use Trigg on the field Saturday versus Arkansas. The Hogs are coming off of a close loss of their own versus LSU and they’ll have the home-field advantage.

Kiffin turns the page to Arkansas after frustrating loss to Bama

Lane Kiffin didn’t try to hide his frustration following the Rebels’ 30-24 loss to Alabama over the weekend. With more than 24 hours to cool off, he was slightly more calm in his assessment on Monday.

“This is the last time we have to talk about it,” Kiffin said. “I was very frustrated after the game. Explaining to the players today, I think that’s the thing about experience and as you get older. They don’t usually understand what they’re going through and what that moment is and how rare that moment may be.

“So, I was just frustrated for our players to be that close, to have the ball in your hands against Alabama controlling the outcome. If you take some time off the clock and score, you beat Alabama. That’s a rare thing. I told them today, I was in that situation 13 years ago. Ball in our hands at Tennessee, going down to kick a field goal to beat Alabama. Doesn’t happen very often, so that’s why there was a lot of frustration.

“Probably with what they say with the SEC scheduling change coming up, Ole Miss and Alabama’s not going to play every year. Even less of a chance for those things to happen. That’s frustrating as you watch the film and see all the missed opportunities.”