Soccer coach Ole Miss Lane Kiffin was rewarded with a new contract after he led Rebels to the Outback Bowl and set offensive records in the SEC in his first season.
“This is an investment in the future of the first Miss Football,” sporting director Keith Carter said in a statement on Saturday. “We hired Coach Kevin in the hope of revitalizing our football program, and in just one year, he did just that. His innovative, offensive approach has smashed the records of the SEC, and with the top 20 hiring classes emerging, the future is bright under Coach Kevin. We are committed to it and provide the necessary resources to take this program to greater heights. “
Ole Miss has not revealed the financial details of Kiffin’s new contract.
Under the terms of his original deal, the contract was for four years and valued at $ 16.2 million. Kevin, 45, earned a salary of $ 3.9 million for the 2020 season, and that total was set to increase by $ 100,000 each season. Under Mississippi state law, university employees are not permitted to work on contracts of more than four years.
“I appreciate Keith’s leadership and commitment to building a successful football program,” Kevin said. “While I’m proud of what our team has accomplished this season, we have higher aspirations for Ole Miss football. This is just the beginning, and I look forward to continuing to build the tournament program.”
The Rebels, who finished fifth in SEC West in 4-5 this season, set the SEC record for total attack in conference games (562.4 YPG). They ranked top twenty on FBS in 10 categories, including Total Fouls, Scoring Attack, Fast Attack, Passing Attack and 1st Landing.