It’s been a foregone conclusion all season that Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper would jump to the NFL after this season, a notion that was only reinforced as he broke record after record during his junior season. On Tuesday, Cooper’s offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin confirmed those thoughts.

“I don’t have to worry about him coming back next year. That’s pretty much done with,” Kiffin said in an interview with radio station 103.7 The Buzz in Little Rock, Ark. following the Broyles Award banquet.

Kiffin lauded Cooper’s hard work and dedication to football after learning on-air about the receiver’s selection as an all-SEC performer as well as the SEC Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press, saying that Cooper is always in the film room, setting a great example for Alabama’s younger players.

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After not speaking to the media all season, Kiffin also gave a speech at the awards banquet. On the radio, he even made a remark about not being allowed to speak to media per Alabama coach Nick Saban’s decree.

Kiffin also talked about how he wound up at Alabama, discussing the time he spent around the program after Alabama’s Iron Bowl loss last season, then being asked to come in for a formal interview when former offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier left for Michigan.

You can listen to the full interview here.