Corny man: Kiffin roasts self over ‘popcorn’ quote


Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin has taken to Twitter to poke enjoyable at himself after his popcorn remark blew up in his face Saturday earlier than Ole Miss’ 42-21 loss to No. 1-ranked Alabama.

Kiffin tweeted a photo Thursday of various sorts of popcorn piled up on a chair in his workplace and stated in his tweet: “Thanks to all of the followers @AlabamaFTBL @OleMissFB respect it!”

As well as, Ole Miss plans to offer away free popcorn to the primary 5,000 followers Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the Arkansas sport. The Ole Miss soccer staff’s official Twitter web page includes a photograph of Kiffin holding a bucket of popcorn with the phrase “Popcorn’s Prepared!”

Kiffin retweeted it, including: “Embrace life it is to brief to be severe!! It is okay to snicker at your self.”

Through the pregame interview with CBS’ Jamie Erdahl on Saturday, Kiffin stated to “get your popcorn prepared” earlier than ripping off his headset and working to the Ole Miss sideline. Kiffin has since apologized to Erdahl and stated he did not notice on the time that that wasn’t her final query. He additionally warned his offensive coordinator, Jeff Lebby, just some minutes later that he stated one thing “actually silly” throughout the TV interview and joked that Lebby had “higher rating loads of factors.”

Alabama jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead, and Ole Miss did not rating its final two touchdowns till the ultimate 9 minutes of the sport, after the Crimson Tide had constructed a 42-7 lead.