Ole Miss football: Lane Kiffin comments on brother Chris Kiffin’s sudden departure

Despite Lane Kiffin’s hiring of his brother, Chris, in January, the Ole Miss football family reunion was not to be. Less than a month after that, Chris took a job with the Cleveland Browns coaching their defensive line, a position that he held from 2020 up until Lane brought him onto Ole Miss’ staff in 2021 as co-defensive coordinator.

During a March 22 press conference, Ole Miss’ Kiffin was asked about what transpired and his feelings on the matter.

“Obviously, it’s unique because it’s your brother, and so, he came back and that happens sometimes,” Kiffin said. “You take jobs at the end of the season and you’re excited about it but then you get there and you kind of have second thoughts. It happens with recruits when they sign to schools and it happens with coaches. Kids and adults aren’t a whole lot different. With jobs with salaries and even more with four kids, they’re used to their teams and their friends up there. They were really entrenched there and playing sports, all that stuff, so I get it.”