Lane Kiffin comments on Ole Miss versus Texas Tech scrum
Ricky Gray | December 29, 2022
The coach stated that a Texas Tech player spit on his lineman.
After a fumble by Ole Miss, a skirmish broke out between them and Texas Tech. At one moment, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin said a Texas Tech player spit on his lineman.
Offensive lineman Jayden Williams is the player that Kiffin is referring to and the Texas Tech player is Dimitri Moore, who didn’t receive a penalty.
Instead, Ole Miss wide receiver Jordan Watkins was given a personal foul penalty. Texas Tech also ended up recovering the fumble.
Kiffin stated: “They announce our 11, which is Jordan Watkins, who wasn't in the fight. It was their 11 that was fighting 71 [Ole Miss lineman Jayden Williams], and everybody knew because their own coaches were yelling at the guy.”
Ole Miss lost the game 42-25 and Kiffin stated the penalty should’ve been on Moore.
He continued: “There was a racial slur involved; that's not the point of what we're talking about, [it's] about the spitting part. I brought our own 71 up to the officials, right or wrong, you see him crying?
“He's not crying, not because he got spit on, it's because something was said.”
Kiffin was asked to clarify whether a Texas Tech player used a racial slur toward one of his players.
Kiffin added: “I'm not going to, because I did not hear it, [I'm not going to] say that that happened for sure that he gave a racial slur to our player.
“I was told that that was said in that [incident], but I did not hear that. So that would obviously be a giant issue.”