Who saw this one coming? Alabama dropped a bombshell on the college football world Monday, announcing offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin would move on from the program effective immediately before the Tide even play Clemson in the title game.

With Kiffin out, head coach Nick Saban has promoted Steve Sarkisian from his offensive analyst role a game early and into the offensive coordinator position for the championship game.

While the news was shocking to many, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports apparently saw the move coming:

While many others in the media poked fun at the fact Kiffin’s odd coaching career has taken another strange turn:

Considering these comments, it’s a marvel the relationship between Saban and Kiffin lasted this long:

Some are suggestings this move could work in Alabama’s favor against Clemson:

This may be the most brilliant take of them all – we can hope, can’t we?