Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin says he anticipates staying with the Rebels in 2023, even if Auburn offers him the chance to fill its head-coaching vacancy.

Kiffin was asked about his status after Thursday's 24-22 home loss to Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl, Ole Miss' third consecutive defeat to end the regular season. Kiffin, who is in his third year as Rebels coach, has been viewed as one of Auburn's top candidates to replace Bryan Harsin, who was fired Oct. 31.

"Yes, I do," Kiffin said Thursday when asked if he expects to return to Ole Miss next season.