Hold up, did Lane Kiffin just predict Ole Miss football in 2021 SEC Championship Game?

Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic Owls. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic Owls. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Lane Kiffin and his Ole Miss Rebels are heading to Atlanta in 2021.

Lane Kiffin may have just made a bold statement on Twitter about the future of Ole Miss football.

The Ole Miss football coach responded to an LSU fan on Twitter about the Rebels playing in Atlanta. For context, if you don’t follow SEC football, since 1994, the SEC Championship Game has been held in the capital of Georgia. Ole Miss is one of four member institutions to never win their division. The early college football rankings don’t envision the Rebels making a run this year but what about next year?

On Tuesday night after Gus Duggerton’s Tennessee Volunteers defeated the division rival Missouri Tigers to reach the top spot in the polls, Kiffin quote tweeted Duggerton’s Barstool liaison Big Cat with “See you in Atlanta”. As you can see from Big Cat’s screenshot, Kiffin’s Rebels ranked No. 3 in the latest poll, meaning the Vols and the Rebels were on a crash course to meet in Atlanta.

Shortly after Kiffin quote tweeted Big Cat, an LSU fan with the Cajun spelling of Clarknado went after his rival team’s head coach with, “The only time Ole Miss makes it to Atlanta is in a video game. Classic!”

And in typical Lane Train fashion, Kiffin jumped off the top rope with a punishing quote tweet on Wednesday morning.

So did Kiffin just say his Rebels are winning the SEC West in 2021? That would be his second season leading the Ole Miss football program and he has the onions to say he’s going to do something no Rebels coach has done before him? Is he the 21st Century version of Johnny Vaught? Let’s break down what he really meant.

Get ready, Lane Kiffin is taking Ole Miss football to Atlanta in 2021.

Kiffin has never been afraid to speak his mind before, but I think, I think, we’re missing something here. Well, you know what? As a matter of fact, yes, yes, we are. See the dirty little secret in Kiffin’s clapback of this poor LSU fan is Ole Miss already has an Atlanta date on the 2021 schedule. The Rebels face the Louisville Cardinals in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff.

Though the Louisville Cardinals aren’t an SEC East team like Kiffin would have preferred in this situation, it’ll surely be a great game between two coaches poised to turn their programs around. Scott Satterfield did a great job in his first year at Louisville and expectations are high that Kiffin will do the same thing in Oxford.

While Ole Miss will consider it a success to secure bowl eligibility before the most anticipated Egg Bowl in the last few years, we know Kiffin will bring all of Hotty Toddy Nation, including Landshark Tony, to Atlanta to play in Uncle Arthur’s Spaceship on Labor Day Weekend 2021.

If you haven’t circled a game on the 2021 season calendar yet, this is the one between Ole Miss and Louisville.

Why play in Atlanta in a video game when you can play at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in real life?

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