In just four months, the university has experienced major changes, including the controversial selection of a new chancellor, a tumultuous football season capped with the firing of the head coach, a historic personality election, beer and party decks for football fans, a continued process of the potential relocation of the confederate monument, numerous changes in top campus leadership, Donald Trump Jr. visiting Oxford and votes of no confidence in the Institutions of Higher Learning. Here’s a roundup of some of the events from the semester that has had a historic impact on the university.
What should comfort Ole Miss fans is that Kiffin is not just a hire that’s all splash and no substance. Kiffin has posted a 61-34 record as a collegiate head coach and also became a Nick Saban mentee partway through his career as offensive coordinator at Alabama. Kiffin might not be the “safest” hire, but he is a name that can hit the recruiting trail hard and coach well on the gridiron, something Ole Miss desperately needs.