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Lane Kiffin Wears Eli Manning’s Jersey to Ole Miss Game and Everybody’s Got Jokes

by Quentin Blount
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College football fans have been cracking jokes all day over Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin and his pre-game outfit.

The Ole Miss Rebels retired the jersey of former quarterback Eli Manning on Saturday afternoon. And it goes without saying that Lane Kiffin was as ready for the occasion as anyone. Earlier on in the afternoon, Kiffin was seen getting off the team bus while wearing an Eli Manning jersey. Sure, it wasn’t Manning’s old Rebels jersey but it was still a cool honor to see him wearing the two-time Super Bowl winner’s New York Giants jersey.

The official Twitter account for the Ole Miss Football team posted a video of Kiffin wearing Manning’s jersey. Alongside it, they wrote, “Honoring 🔟 @Lane_Kiffin | @EliManning.” Take a look down below:

Judging by some of the reactions to Kiffin’s outfit online, he earned some style points with some but with others, he was at the receiving end of their jokes.

“Kiffin and Manning looking like the Blues Brothers today,” an Ole Miss fan said.

Meanwhile, there were some fans who respected the Manning jersey but didn’t love the way Kiffin put his outfit together. A couple of folks left replies like, “U 2 Kool 2 be tucking a jersey in @Lane_Kiffin” and “Coach you just can’t stop with the drip.”

Another person asked why the head coach was “standing so weird” in one of the photos he posted to his personal Twitter page.

“Why is lane standing so weird?”

It seems like there’s even a group of New York Giants fans out there who want Kiffin to be the team’s next head coach.

“Lane Kiffin, Matt Corral package deal for the @Giants next year. #TogetherBlue #NFLDraft”

Eli Manning Calls His Jersey Retirement ‘Special’

It probably goes without saying, but this will be a moment that Eli Manning never forgets. His beloved school will be retiring his number, just like they did with his father’s number. He told reporters that Saturday is going to be a very special day for him.

“I’m just excited about it, honestly,” the former SEC Offensive Player of the Year told Sports Illustrated. “I love Ole Miss and loved my time here. Still a fan and watch and root for the team. I grew up an Ole Miss fan, coming to games and coming to the Grove. And to be here for five years and have my jersey retired up there next to my dad and Chucky Mullins is going to be special.”

Manning put together an incredible career for the Rebels. He finished up with more than 10,000 passing yards and 81 touchdowns. He will without a doubt go down as one of the best players to ever lace ’em up for Ole Miss.