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Chris and Lane Kiffin will face off when Alabama-Ole Miss play

Ole Miss defensive line coach Chris Kiffin will face off against his brother, Alabama's Lane Kiffin, on Saturday.

Younger brothers love upstaging their older brothers, and Chris Kiffin will be looking to do just that Saturday.

Chris, 34, is Mississippi's defensive line coach. His brother, Lane, 39, is Alabama's offensive coordinator, and Mississippi is playing host to Alabama in a huge SEC West showdown Saturday afternoon.

While neither has talked to the media this week, Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze has mentioned the brother connection.

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"Anytime you compete with people you love, you want to win," he told reporters. "I wanted to beat my brother growing up and my cousins growing up in anything we did, but that certainly didn't mean that after it's over, you fight with them in life. I'm sure it'll be the same Saturday."

Freeze also joked that, "I know a lot of their family is coming and I'm sure Chris is getting them tickets, so I assume they are cheering for him."

Chris Kiffin worked for Lane as an administrative assistant at USC in 2010 before becoming an assistant coach at Arkansas State in 2011. He followed Freeze from Arkansas State to Mississippi following that season. Their dad is Monte Kiffin, currently an assistant with the Dallas Cowboys.

Here are some other coach/brother combinations in college football:

» The Blankenship brothers. Adam is Tulsa's defensive end coach, and Josh is Tulsa's quarterback coach. Their dad, Bill, is Tulsa's coach.

» The Bowden brothers. Terry is Akron's coach, and Jeff is Akron's wide receiver coach. Their dad, Bobby, is the former Florida State and West Virginia coach, and their brother, Tommy, is the former Clemson and Tulane coach.

» The Grantham brothers. Todd is Louisville's defensive coordinator, and Tony is Louisville's inside linebacker coach.

» The Gundy brothers. Mike is Oklahoma State's coach, and Cale is Oklahoma's running backs coach.

» The Hauck brothers. Bobby is UNLV's coach, and Tim -- a former longtime NFL safety -- is UNLV's defensive coordinator.

» The Helton brothers. Clay is USC's offensive coordinator, and Tyson is Western Kentucky's offensive coordinator. Their did, Kim, is the former coach at Houston and is a former NFL assistant with the Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.

» The Lubick brothers. Marc is Vanderbilt's wide receiver coach, and Matt is Oregon's wide receiver coach. Their dad, Sonny, is the former coach at Colorado State.

» The Lynch brothers. Billy is Rice's co-offensive coordinator, and Joey is Ball State's offensive coordinator. Their dad, Bill, is the former coach at Ball State and at Indiana.

» The Nix brothers. Derrick is Middle Tennessee State's co-defensive coordinator, and Tyrone is Mississippi's running backs coach.

» The Petrino brothers. Bobby is Louisville's coach, and Paul is Idaho's coach.

» The Price brothers. Aaron is Tulane's quarterback coach, and Eric is Tulane's offensive coordinator. Their dad, Mike, is the former coach at Washington State and UTEP (and, for about a month, at Alabama).

» The Salem brothers. Brad is Michigan State's quarterback coach, and Tim is Illinois' running back coach. Their dad, Joe, is the former coach at Minnesota.

» The Shoop brothers. Bob is Penn State's defensive coordinator, and John is Purdue's offensive coordinator.

» The Spavital brothers. Jake is Texas A&M's offensive coordinator, and Zac is Houston's secondary coach.

» The Stoops brothers. Bob is Oklahoma's coach, Mark is Kentucky's coach and Mike is Oklahoma's defensive coordinator.

» The Turner brothers. Brian is South Alabama's defensive tackle coach, and John is South Alabama's tight end coach.

» The Waugh brothers. Adam is Louisiana-Monroe's safeties coach, and Tucker is Army's wide receiver coach.

» The Wells brothers. Matt is Utah State's coach, and Luke is Utah State's co-offensive coordinator.

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» The White brothers. Brian is Florida's running backs coach, and Chris is Iowa's running backs coach.

And a few other notable current coaching siblings with a college connection:

» The Brown brothers. Watson is the Tennessee Tech coach and formerly was coach at Cincinnati, Rice, UAB and Vanderbilt, and Mack is the former North Carolina and Texas coach.

» The Garrett brothers. Jason is the Dallas Cowboys' coach, and John is Oregon State's offensive coordinator. Their dad, Jim, is a former NFL assistant with the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and New York Giants and the former coach at Columbia University.

» The Pelini brothers. Bo is the Nebraska coach, and Carl is the former Florida Atlantic coach.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.



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