The state of Mississippi on Thursday won the Egg Bowl for the first time since 2019, defeating rival Ole Miss in dramatic fashion. With the game over, the Bulldogs decided to have a little fun at the expense of the Rebels. More specifically, the state of Mississippi was having fun at the expense of Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin.
It’s been an interesting week for Kiffin. On Monday, WCBI Mississippi athletic director Jon Sokoloff reported that Kiffin plans to step down as coach of the Rebels to become head football coach at Auburn.
Kiffin quickly shot down the report, but went a step further and mocked Sokoloff’s report by tweeting an almost identical fake posting.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November 22, 2022
Whoever runs the Mississippi State Athletics Twitter page has taken note. A similar “release” was sent out by the Bulldogs after Thursday’s game.
— Mississippi State Athletics (@HailState) November 25, 2022
This is one of the things that makes college rivalries feel special. Several people in the college football world loved what the Bulldogs were doing.
WOW – they had it done! https://t.co/zNPM0QL5t8
— Pat Smith (@patsmithradio) November 25, 2022
— Aaron Castleberry (@WXAaronJC) November 25, 2022
THE LITTLE ONE 😂😂😂 https://t.co/lkeER2LA6c
— Jack Patterson (@JPattersonTV) November 25, 2022
— Cam Gaskins (@CamGaskinsTV) November 25, 2022
Jon Sokoloff: The Legend of the Egg Bowl 2022. https://t.co/KERdQRRbhv
— Stefan Krajisnik (@skrajisnik3) November 25, 2022
Everyone has jokes. @Lane_Kiffin invited to it. https://t.co/cHfGlqfdEW
– Chris Russell AKA the 🐓🐓! (@Russelmania621) November 25, 2022
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 25, 2022
What a week https://t.co/C8V3i282yM
— Nick Kelly (@_NickKelly) November 25, 2022
— Kevin Scarbinsky (@KevinScarbinsky) November 25, 2022
Thursday’s game left both schools with identical 8-4 overall records and 4-4 in the SEC. With the win, the Bulldogs will break a tie and finish ahead of the Rebels in the SEC West standings.
When the game was over repeated Kiffin that he hopes to coach the Rebels in 2023.
“Yes I do.”
— Lane Kiffin when asked if he intends to be Ole Miss coach next season.
— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) November 25, 2022
So maybe he gets a chance for revenge. Until then, however, the Bulldogs can be happy about this win and the associated trolling.
[Mississippi State Athletics on Twitter]