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Report: Kiffin, Freeze at forefront of Auburn's coaching search

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Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin and Liberty sideline boss Hugh Freeze are Auburn's favorite candidates in its search for a new head coach, sources told ESPN's Chris Low.

Kiffin has been strongly linked to the Tigers lately but on Monday shot down a report that stated he plans to join Auburn next year. Kiffin also reportedly met with his players Tuesday to inform them that he hasn't accepted any offers.

The 47-year-old is 23-11 in two-plus seasons at Ole Miss.

Meanwhile, Freeze has posted a 34-13 record since joining the Flames in 2019. He previously coached Ole Miss from 2012-16.

Auburn's been looking for a new head coach since firing Bryan Harsin on Oct. 31. The Tigers, who've won two straight under interim coach Cadillac Williams to improve to 5-6 this season, have perhaps the most attractive job vacancy in college football for 2023.

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