May 26, 2024

Lane Kiffin is requesting an end to the inquiries regarding Auburn’s coaching upheaval and its potential impact on his staff. He dismisses the speculations, emphasizing that they are merely rumors.

A significant turnover has occurred in Hugh Freeze’s coaching staff at Auburn, with resignations from defensive backs coach Zac Etheridge, running backs coach Cadillac Williams, and the departure of defensive coordinator Ron Roberts and the firing of offensive coordinator Phillip Montgomery. Freeze is set to take on play-calling responsibilities next season.

As Auburn’s head coach enters his second year, he faces the task of filling four vacant positions.

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Several rumors have circulated about potential hires, with the unexpected departure of Tigers legend Cadillac Williams. Ole Miss wide receivers coach Derrick Nix is strongly linked to the Tigers, rumored to be the leading candidate for the offensive coordinator and running backs coach roles, having previously coached under Freeze at Ole Miss.

Lane Kiffin expressed frustration on Friday night, setting the record straight with a post on X. He clarified that Derrick Nix is currently in Oxford, involved in reviewing tape for potential recruits, dispelling any ongoing speculation.

Kiffin’s tweet underscores his annoyance with the persistent inquiries and signals a clear stance on the matter. The longevity of Nix’s tenure at Ole Miss, spanning 16 years, further supports the idea that any potential move to Auburn is not currently in the cards.

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