Admitting he ‘said something really stupid,’ Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin apologizes for popcorn comment

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Ole Miss out on soccer coach Lane Kiffin on Monday apologized for declaring, “Get your popcorn all set” and then tossing his headset in an job interview prior to Saturday’s recreation at Alabama.

Kiffin created the comment to CBS sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl and then tossed the headset toward a cameraman as he geared up for the opening kickoff at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The incident speedily went viral.

Kiffin on Monday mentioned his remark wasn’t premeditated and that he received caught up in the emotion of the game, which marked his first excursion again to Alabama since serving as Crimson Tide offensive coordinator beneath Nick Saban from 2014 to 2016. Ole Pass up scored 48 details in opposition to Alabama in past year’s activity in Oxford, and made 647 yards, the most Alabama experienced ever permitted.

“I just heard anyone yelling in the locker room and somebody declaring that,” Kiffin explained at his weekly information conference. “I really don’t even know why it came out and I really explained to [offensive coordinator Jeff] Lebby, I bought on the headsets and reported, ‘I just reported a little something really silly. You superior rating a lot of factors.'”

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Ole Miss fell at the rear of 28- at halftime and didn’t rating until midway through the third quarter of a 42-21 decline. At halftime, Kiffin claimed he advised Lebby, “Looks like we failed to plug the microwave in, buddy.”

Kiffin later saw the pregame incident and achieved out to Erdahl.

“When I found out afterwards that it looked impolite, which it did, I contacted Jamie and made confident that she understood that was not on reason,” Kiffin claimed. “I apologize for that. It was not done on objective at all. Seemed like it, nevertheless. I observed it.”

Kiffin said he didn’t recognize Erdahl nevertheless planned to ask another query just before he tossed the headset. He also on Monday retweeted an Erdahl tweet that confirmed Alabama’s mascot carrying a box of popcorn, adding the comment, “Now which is humorous!!!”

No. 17 Ole Skip hosts No. 13 Arkansas on Saturday.