Nick Saban is known for bringing the best evaluators and consultants around the country to dissect and break down Alabama’s team in an effort to make the program better.
So, that’s why he turned to Lane Kiffin, the former Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Vols and USC Trojans head coach, right? Kiffin is reportedly in Tuscaloosa this week to help evaluate Doug Nussmeier’s offense.
Lane Kiffin in Tuscaloosa this week as guest of Nick Saban helping evaluate Tide’s offense source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 16, 2013
Several have knocked Kiffin and ridiculed Saban for letting Kiffin even near his program. Although Kiffin may not be a great head coach – and he isn’t – the guy can coach an offense. He even made Jonathan Crompton a serviceable quarterback at Tennessee. And while at USC under Pete Carroll, the Trojans’ offense produced numerous school records, especially in 2005, when Kiffin coached a 3,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard running backs and a 1,000-yard receiver.
Kiffin’s only meeting with Saban nearly ended in the then Kiffin-coached Vols pulling the upset and ruining Alabama’s perfect season. But thanks to Mt. Cody’s field goal block, that didn’t happen.
Maybe he’s helping Saban and Nussmeier with the offense, or maybe he’s helping Saban count all those zeros in his new raise.
Would you let Kiffin help evaluate your program?
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