Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin trolls Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze following Tigers’ coach’s comments in introductory Auburn presser
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin gave a master class lesson in trolling early Wednesday morning. The Rebels’ coach sent a tweet directed at new Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze, following a comment by Freeze in his introductory presser that appeared to be a jab at the Rebels.
Freeze, the former Liberty and Ole Miss coach, was officially introduced by the Tigers Tuesday, assuming a position that many thought Kiffin might, himself, take before he chose to remain in Oxford.
Kiffin’s contract extension with the Rebels was announced Tuesday.
In Tuesday’s press conference, Freeze sent a shot across the Ole Miss bow when he indicated his belief that the Auburn job is at a higher level than the Rebels’ job he once held.
“I feel like this is — no offense to another school or anything — but I feel like I’ve leapfrogged where I was at that time by being in this family and this culture here…I see this as one of the top 10 football programs in the nation.“
Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze on Auburn job compared to Ole Miss
Cue Lane Kiffin’s twitter reply.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November 30, 2022
The Rebels’ head coach responded to Freeze’s comments with the tweet that alluded to suggested reports the Tigers are not allowing Freeze to run his own social media.
“I would tweet at you but I guess you aren’t allowed to respond by Auburn football now,” Kiffin said in the above tweet.
Freeze has refuted those reports and says he is free to make social media posts as he pleases.
Kiffin and the Rebels travel to the Plains for an October 21 matchup with Freeze and the Tigers.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.