SEC head coach may end up getting fined for latest tweet
Not only did Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin suffer a loss on the football field on Saturday, he may be soon suffering a financial loss after a retweet following his team’s late loss to Auburn.
The retweet centered around a controversial play in the waning stages of this SEC West battle. A kickoff appeared to bounce off an Auburn returner’s hand. It appeared as if Ole Miss recovered a Tiger fumble and took it into the end zone for a touchdown. But the officiating crew said it was not touched by the Auburn player. Then, the crew opted not to review the play.
That set off a number of fans and Kiffin. Following the tight loss, which came because of a late Auburn touchdown, Kiffin addressed the matter on the Ole Miss Radio Network.
“I don’t know (why the play wasn’t reviewed),” Kiffin said. “These guys stop everything in the world. We have 100 stops throughout the game. They stop every scoring play. That’s really a scoring play, potentially.”
Kiffin appeared to be vindicated after the game by a tweet from Breck Jones, an Ole Miss alum.
Y'all are a disgrace @SEC your officiating is absolutely atrocious. @SECOfficiating
If y'all want to just keep gifting Auburn wins, just say it. pic.twitter.com/LJ01avk5ZI
— Breck Jones (@BreckJones_) October 24, 2020
Of the 300-plus retweets is one from Kiffin.
Generally, coaches end up with fines for publicly criticizing officiating. Not sure if a retweet equals a public comment, but we will see this week.