Lane Kiffin says Ole Miss found their new punter at 'a keg party'


Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin and his staff were in desperate need of a new punter as the first week of college football is less than three weeks away.

The Rebels did just that, finding former Nevada commit Charlie Pollock right on campus. However, the way they discovered him is straight out of a comedy movie.

During a press conference with reporters on Tuesday, Kiffin revealed that he doesn't know much about his new punter but jokingly claims that he was found partying at a frat house kegger.

"I don't know a whole lot about him," he said. "I think he was down at the frat house, like at a keg party or something, where they got him from. So, we have condition work to do with my guy. But we just said, 'Hey, someone go find a punter around campus,' so we found one that actually used to punt in Division I. So, you never know."

Whether Kiffin knew anything about his punter or not, Pollock isn't just some random guy. Before Ole Miss, he was the No. 13 overall punter in the 2020 recruiting class, per the 247Sports composite rankings, and signed on to play at Nevada. However, he announced on Twitter that he was entering the transfer portal in December 2020.

Pollock may or may not have wanted to play football considering that it's been almost two years since he suited up but now, he will be playing in the marquee conference in college football just because he was partying at the right place at the right time.

Ole Miss kicks off the 2022 season on Sept. 3 at home against Troy.

Follow Jasper Jones on Twitter: @jonesj2342

LISTEN on the Audacy App
Sign Up and Follow Audacy Sports
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram