Despite rumors about Arkansas making a run for Kiffin, the former USC head coach has reportedly made a decision to take his talents to Mississippi.
Lane Kiffin to Ole Miss looks like it is happening.
After FAU's win over the UAB Blazers 49-6 in the Conference USA championship game, the University of MS officially announced that Lane Kiffin will be their new head coach.
Kiffin served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for three seasons (one of which ended in a national championship) before taking the FAU job ahead of the 2017 season.
The announcement came after Kiffin guided Florida Atlantic to a 49-6 win over UAB in the Conference USA championship game, his second in three years with the Owls. He was also a head coach at Tennessee, USC, and with the Oakland Raiders, all relatively brief tenures.
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Kiffin, 44, would replace Matt Luke, who was sacked after a 4-8 season.
Many believed over the last week that Kiffin was the top candidate for the Arkansas job, and it was confirmed that he met with AD Hunter Yurachek.
"Coach Kiffin deserves our thanks and a great deal of credit for continuing to build our football program to high levels of success".
Cubelic said Kiffin's coaching staff could make this hire a "grand slam".