Lane Kiffin pokes fun at Jimbo Fisher amid questions about Bobby Petrino
Lane Kiffin regularly brings in Kirby Smart on his reactions to topics around Nick Saban. Now Jimbo Fisher is the middle man in Kiffin’s jab.
At issue is Fisher’s reaction to questions about Bobby Petrino being the new offensive coordinator, and play-calling changes. Kiffin shared on Twitter a Tuscaloosa News article about Fisher bristling at questions about the offense.
“It’s not scheme,” Fisher said last week at press conference about spring practice. “It’s execution.” Fisher doubled down when he said schemes do not vary from team to team. “Everybody does the same thing,” he said. “There’s not a hill of beans between anybody, as far as what goes on.”
Kiffin highlighted Fisher’s comments that said, “Everybody runs the same plays” ???? with a facepalm emoji, and added, “Its only about the players executing??” then tagged Smart and added “FYI” to the 2-time defending national championship coach.
The tweet drew plenty of engagement, including more than 40 retweets and more than 400 likes on Twitter.
Of course, last offseason, Kiffin and Fisher got into it over Fisher’s comments believed to be directed toward Kiffin and Saban about name, image and likeness issues. And after Ole Miss beat Texas A&M, Kiffin shared his motivation.
“It’s real. I don’t do coachspeak,” Kiffin said. “Most coaches would say no. But when someone attacks you personally and calls you and your buddy Coach [Nick] Saban both clowns, you take that personal.”
“I’m glad we won,” Kiffin added with a smile.