Published January 9, 2014 - 9:20amNEW: Follow on facebook -
The Internet is not safe anymore, and neither is the coaching carousel, which is in full swing around the country.
With the news that Michigan hired Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier away from the Crimson Tide, Nick Saban will be looking for a new coordinator.
The names of several candidates are being thrown around, and among them is the one and only Lane Kiffin. Remember, Saban hired Kiffin to be an offensive consultant to help evaluate the offense during bowl season, and he has a respect level for the former Tennessee and USC head coach.
Several poked fun at the notion that Kiffin was helping the Tide revive their offense during bowl practice, and Saban couldn’t understand why.
“Lane is a really good offensive coach and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him,” Saban said via AL.com.
Aside from it just being ‘Lane Kiffin’, he’s a great recruiter, and his offenses set records at USC. Hey may not be a good head coach, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a real asset as the Tide’s offensive coordinator.
UPDATED: CBS Sports reports that Kiffin will interview for the Alabama OC position this week and as early as today.
Lane Kiffin’s Alabama interview is today
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 9, 2014
Just the mere thought of Kiffin at Alabama sparks emotions among Alabama and college football fans:
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 9, 2014
Lane Kiffin as Alabama’s OC would be equivalent to Charlie Weiss as Florida’s OC a few years back…
— Steven Moore (@stvntmoore) January 9, 2014
If Lane Kiffin goes to Alabama.. HAHAHA. Dude got fired at an airport after 3 miserable seasons in LA. Good one, Crimson Tide. Don’t do it.
— Heather Douglass (@HeatherMae_93) January 9, 2014
If it is true that Lane Kiffin is going to be the new OC at #Alabama, that’s a pimp move by Saban. Kiffin can recruit his ass off.
— Brandon C. Williams (@BCWilliams71) January 9, 2014
★ I hope Lane Kiffin *Does Not* get hired as the new OC at Alabama… Horrible head coach….. Example….Oakland Raiders, Tenn and USC.
— Roll Tide #15™ (@jerrysandersRTR) January 9, 2014
Lane Kiffin is not coming to Alabama. If he does, then he got me fooled but I don’t see it.
— Bryant Fikes (@BFikes11) January 9, 2014
Interesting 3-way trade: Michigan gets Alabama’s OC, Alabama could get Lane Kiffin, USC gets to not have Lane Kiffin.
— Michael Rosenberg (@Rosenberg_Mike) January 9, 2014
Lane Kiffin to Alabama, please. No.
— ❣ṧ @ ℣ @ η η α н ❣ (@S_Alabama_Reed) January 9, 2014
Lane Kiffin new Alabama offensive coordinator? Wouldn’t mind it.
— Toby Burton (@JacobBurton3) January 9, 2014
I would be floored if Lane Kiffin became OC at Alabama!
— Mike Biagini (@mabiagini) January 9, 2014
Lane Kiffin to Alabama?!! Lord, please no 🙏
— hanabananafofana (@_haynuhk) January 9, 2014
Lane Kiffin becoming Alabama OC is like an episode of The Twilight Zone.
— Tideman42 (@Tideman42) January 9, 2014
Color me weirded out if Lane Kiffin ends up as Alabama OC…
— Lance Ingram (@ingramimage) January 9, 2014
I hope and pray that Lane Kiffin does not come to The University of Alabama as an assistant football coach 🙏
— Colton Robinson (@ColtonRobinson6) January 9, 2014
I’m really afraid Alabama is about to hire Lane Kiffin…
— Kelli Wilbanks (@kewilbanks) January 9, 2014
Lane Kiffin always seems to “come in like a wrecking ball”. First UT, then USC, and as soon as he is involved w/ BAMA they lose to Oklahoma
— Reed Smith (@reedsmith36) January 9, 2014
Y’all rely want this on your sideline? pic.twitter.com/aGwnWx9m0H
— The Saban Factor (@TheSabanFactor) January 9, 2014
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