Lane Kiffin, Ole Miss agree on new contract extension

On3 imageby:Jake Thompson12/19/23

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Without all the excitement and drama from a year ago Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin has received a new contract extension the school announced on Tuesday.

The extension rolls Kiffin back up to the allowable four-year limit due to Mississippi state laws, but now keeps him under contract with Ole Miss through 2028.

Kiffin’s new contract included a raise on his base salary from last year’s new contract. Following the 2022 season Kiffin and Ole Miss athletics director Keith Carter agreed on a new contract that saw Kiffin make a base salary of $8.75 million this season.

In last year’s contract that base salary was to increase by $100,000 to $8.85 million in 2024. The financial terms of the new contract were not disclosed with Ole Miss’ announcement of Kiffin’s extension.

“We’re doing things here that have never been done before, and with the commitment that our leadership and supporters are making, we have the opportunity to build on the foundation that has been established over the last four years,” Kiffin said in a statement. “I’m grateful to Chancellor Boyce and Keith for their support, and we look forward to continuing on our path to becoming a championship program.”

Kiffin is coming off his fourth season at Ole Miss, which became his longest-tenured job after the Arkansas game in October. The Rebels finished the regular season with 10 wins for only the second time in program history, but under Kiffin, and earned a bid to a second New Year’s Six in the last three years.

“Our football program is experiencing unprecedented success under coach Kiffin, and we could not be more excited about what the future holds under his leadership,” Carter said in a statement. “In just four years, he has established our team as a sustained winner that is on a trajectory to championship status. With our continued investment in the program and the tremendous support of the Grove Collective, the Ole Miss family is committed to providing Coach Kiffin the resources needed to compete at an elite level.”

Once again Ole Miss is set to have a top transfer class under Kiffin’s guidance. The Rebels currently have the No. 3 class according to On3’s rankings behind Louisville and Colorado. Kiffin, the ‘Portal King,’ has worked the transfer portal to success and has put Ole Miss in position to contend for the 12-team College Football Playoffs set to begin next fall.

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