Lane Kiffin Reveals He Uses Taylor Swift As Secret Coaching Weapon With QB Jaxson Dart

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Ole Miss is HOT right now. Lane Kiffin’s Rebels are ranked #11 in the College Football Playoffs rankings as well as the AP Top 25 and 10th in the Coaches Poll. Their next game is on November 12th when they will host #6 ranked Alabama.

Ole Miss QB Jaxson Dart has thrown for 1,911 yards in 9 games (14 TDs, 7 INTs) with a 150.3 QB rating. He has been integral to the Rebels’ 8-1 record and head coach Lane Kiffin might’ve tipped the secret to their success: Taylor Swift.

Lane Kiffin’s secret to success with coaching QB Jaxson Dart? Taylor Swift…

Lane Kiffin tweeted a video mid-week that went viral where he’s blasting Taylor Swift’s new song ‘Anti Hero’ from her latest album Midnights. In the video, we see Lane discussing Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti Hero’ lyrics with Jaxson Dart as Tay’s music is playing at deafening volume levels in the background:

This is all joke, right? Maybe so, maybe not…

As pointed out on SBNation, Lane Kiffin was actually asked a few weeks back what his favorite song from Taylor Swift’s new album was. And instead of answering the question he said there was actually a ‘reason behind’ his favorite song and he’d wait until after the upcoming win against Texas A&M to explain it:

In the caption, Lane says he tells Jaxson Dart to never stare directly at the sun. That’s in direct opposition to Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti Hero’ lyrics which state:

“It’s me
I’m the problem, it’s me (I’m the problem, it’s me)
At teatime
Everybody agrees
I’ll stare directly at the sun but never in the mirror
It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero”

Taylor Swift already released a music video for this absolute banger of a track, ‘Anti Hero’, and here it is if you haven’t seen it yet:

Why is Lane Kiffin actually blasting Taylor Swift music so loud at practice?

There is a very practical reason that college football coaches play loud music at practice. It’s not clear this is the specific reason why Lane Kiffin is doing it, but it’s at least a large component of it.

The loud music is meant to simulate the game day atmosphere and how difficult it is for the players to hear each other on the field. It is all an effort to simulate game-day conditions during practice.

Hopefully, this will lead to the Ole Miss Rebels pumping Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti Hero’ song into the stadium at deafening levels on game days and the fans can join in.

As for what else is going on with Lane Kiffin? He was the first name thrown around to replace Bryan Harsin at Auburn but Lane has already publicly stated that Deion Sanders would be great for that job. After all, Lane has a better job right now.