Upset over his SEC fine for criticizing officials, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin tweeted his desire Monday to pay his $25,000 punishment in pennies.
An irate Kiffin received the penalty after using Twitter to air his grievances about a crucial play that wasn't reviewed in the Rebels' 35-28 loss to Auburn on Saturday.
The play in question saw Ole Miss recover a kickoff in the end zone that deflected off Shaun Shivers, which should have resulted in a Rebels touchdown. Instead, officials determined the ball never touched Shivers, gave possession to Auburn, and never stopped play for a review. The SEC acknowledged the play should have been reviewed, but still fined Kiffin for using social media to publicly criticize its referees.
"I asked the side judge, 'Why aren't they replaying it? Do I need to challenge?'" Kiffin told reporters before the fine was disclosed. "He said, 'They've already looked at it. There's nothing there.' I'm not allowed to say anything about the conversation but I really wish that our fans and players could hear what I was told."
Kiffin added he needed to take a "five-minute power yoga class" before the press conference to calm himself down.
On Twitter, Kiffin joked that his son was distraught about the implications of the fine:
After the game, Kiffin retweeted one post that called the officiating "a disgrace."