Lane Kiffin hired as Alabama's offensive coordinator

Lane Kiffin becomes offensive coordinator at....Alabama?!

1/11/14 in NCAAF   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Lane Kiffin hired as Alabama's offensive coordinatorWe all know people who somehow end up failing upwards, but in the sports world, Lane Kiffin has turned it into an art form. He got fired as head coach of the Oakland Raiders, but no problem, he got hired at Tennessee. His record with the Vols wasn't exactly impressive, but USC hired him anyway, leaving Tennessee to pick up the pieces (something they still haven't done). Kiffin was so bad at USC he got fired in an airport in the middle of the season. Thus, it's time for Kiffin to finally starting climbing down the ladder, right?

Well, Kiffin has found work again. It's not a head coaching job, but it's about as high as you can get otherwise. Alabama, of all places, has hired Kiffin as its offensive coordinator. Just like that, the most hated man in college football will be calling plays for the premiere program in the sport.

Someone who knows college football can hopefully explain the reasoning behind the hire, because presumably Nick Saban knows what he's doing here. I prefer the explanation that Saban has decided to go full evil with Alabama. That, or he didn't want to be the most hated coach on his staff anymore.
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1/12/14   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Then he gets to go to Tennessee..... oh that will be grand.... but when the Tide loss their first game under this OC.. it will be a career killer for that ole boy Kiffin...

1/11/14   |   kantwistaye   |   4215 respect

As someone who doesn't hate Lane Kiffin nearly as much as most, I find this hilarious because it all but guarantees Lane Kiffin another head coaching job within the next three years or so.