Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss will face Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, and he could pick up the biggest win of his coaching career. With kickoff still several hours away, ESPN’s Laura Rutledge asked Kiffin what it would mean for Ole Miss to beat Alabama this afternoon. In order to beat the defending champions, he believes the Rebels must play flawless football. “Well, it would take a lot of effort..”
Any time you play the No. 1 team on the road, you have to play great and get some breaks,” Kiffin said. “Perhaps little Ole Miss will be able to pull it off..” Rutledge then asked Kiffin if he said “little Ole Miss,” which elicited an enthusiastic response.
Kiffin replied, “I did.” “It’s just that you copy people and it works..” Dabo did it before, and they won, so it might work this time. ”
“Did you just say little Ole Miss?”
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 2, 2021
Unfortunately for the Rebels, one of their best playmakers will be out this afternoon. Jonathan Mingo, a junior wide receiver, will be unable to play due to a broken foot.
Mingo has been outstanding for Ole Miss this season. He has 15 receptions for 290 yards and three touchdowns in three games. It’ll be up to Kiffin to figure out how to get his other players open against Alabama’s defense. The 3:30 p.m. kickoff for today’s Alabama-Ole Miss game is
ET on CBS