ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon isn’t backing down from his recent statements regarding Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin.
When discussing this afternoon’s matchup between the No. 12 Rebels and the No. 1 Crimson Tide earlier this week, the Pardon the Interruption host had some pretty harsh words for Kiffin, calling him a “clown” and an “embarrassment at multiple stops.”
Kiffin was quick to respond to these criticisms — questioning Wilbon’s professionalism during a press conference on Wednesday.
This response didn’t seem to phase Wilbon though.
When discussing today’s matchup with David Pollack of College GameDay, the PTI host explained his stance on the Ole Miss coach — making a bold promise in the process.
“Listen, if Ole Miss wins that game, I will come on this show on Monday or maybe Tuesday. I will wear an Ole Miss jersey if they get me one, if he can beat Nick Saban,” he said. “They’re not going to win that game. They’re not. I know everybody thinks it’s trendy, by the way he’s a terrific offensive coach. What I said was essentially he’s been immature, I like having a chorus of voices respond with that.”
Despite the dominance exhibited by the defending-champion Crimson Tide so far this season, many feel Kiffin and the Rebels could give them a run for their money this afternoon.
As one of the premier offensive play callers in college football, Kiffin has his team off to an explosive start in 2021. Through a 3-0 start to the year, the Rebels’ high-powered offense has combined for 158 total points.
Last year, the former Alabama coordinator and his Ole Miss squad gave the Tide a battle in Oxford, hanging nearly 50 points on Nick Saban’s defense in a 63-48 loss.
Heading into a hostile environment in Tuscaloosa at 3:30 p.m. ET today, that performance will be tough to replicate.
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