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Kiffin to join Alabama as offensive coordinator
www.ajc.com ^ | 1/10/2014 | John Zenor

Posted on 01/11/2014 8:13:28 AM PST by armydawg505

Alabama hired former Southern California coach Lane Kiffin on Friday as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Kiffin returns to the Southeastern Conference after head coaching stints with the NFL's Oakland Raiders, Alabama rival Tennessee and the Trojans. He replaces Doug Nussmeier, who left Alabama for Michigan. "He is an outstanding and creative offensive coach who has great experience both at the college and NFL level," coach Nick Saban said in a statement. "He has a very good understanding of the game and I have always been impressed with what I saw in the games he called. He coaches with a great deal of passion and enthusiasm, and also does an excellent job as a teacher." Kiffin spent a week in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last month exchanging ideas with Saban and his staff and observing Alabama's offense. Now, he's the splashiest hire of Saban's tenure at Alabama, which has won three national titles in the past five seasons. The 38-year-old Kiffin was 28-15 in three-plus seasons with USC. He was fired five games into last season from one of college football's marquee jobs.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: alabama; bama; collegefootball; kiffen; saban; wow
I recommend Bama provide Kiffin with a platoon of cops to protect him when Bama goes to play at Tennessee. I can't imagine a more inflammatory person on the sidelines at a Tennessee game than Lane Kiffin. BTW, shame on Bama for this hire, the guy is trouble from start to finish.
1 posted on 01/11/2014 8:13:28 AM PST by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

Kiffin leaves a trail of destruction in his wake. That should be a huge red flag. My assumption is that he has strong psychopathic traits.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 8:19:06 AM PST by fso301
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To: armydawg505

I just don’t get this one. Just have to trust Saban, I guess....Really. Anybody but Kiffin? I don’t see him and Saban getting along. At all. I sure hope it works out(sigh). I just don’t know what in the hell Saban is thinking. He was(Kiffin) a supposed great recruiter. But now he’s damaged goods in my book. WTF?

Oh. Roll Tide


3 posted on 01/11/2014 8:19:30 AM PST by saleman
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To: armydawg505

I’m surprised he wasn’t tarred and feathered in Knoxville after trying to take recruits with him when he left.

I don’t understand Saban’s move here.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 8:23:43 AM PST by barmag25 (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!!!)
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To: armydawg505

So Alabama will be known as Bubble Screen U. Crimson Tide fans should also expect to see a lot of running plays up the middle on third-and-eight.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 8:25:22 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: armydawg505

Exactly! Also, there is just something shady going on with the Vol’s men’s coaches.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 8:29:57 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); aft_lizard; Archie Bunker on steroids; Auntbee; Bad~Rodeo; Bat_Chemist; ...

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7 posted on 01/11/2014 8:41:21 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: saleman
I just don’t get this one. Just have to trust Saban

Saban has likely been hoodwinked by a psychopath. This may be the beginning of the end of Saban at Alabama.

8 posted on 01/11/2014 8:59:03 AM PST by fso301
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To: armydawg505

As I recall, Kiffin was fired by Pat Haden immediately after the Arizona State game, and wasn’t even allowed to ride on the bus with the team. That’s very unusual, and indicates to me that there were unspoken reasons, and some urgency, behind the firing. I have no idea what Kiffin might have done, but it must have been bad. I doubt that it was just poor performance on the field that precipitated that mode of dismissal.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 9:08:29 AM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: fso301; saleman

Relax. Bama just needed a “Coach in Waiting” for when Saban leaves.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 9:10:21 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Of you think the Alum at Bama would hire Kiffin to run that program you been misinformed.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 9:11:49 AM PST by scooby321
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lol, it is a joke. Well, I guess it is. Who would have thought Bama would hire Kitten? That seems like a joke too.

Maybe Saban is now trying to tick off Bama to get a buy out. :-)


12 posted on 01/11/2014 9:16:11 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: barmag25
trying to take recruits with him when he left

Tennessee had the #1 recruiting class going into the summer and Kiffin and Ogeron took four of the five 5 Star recruits with them when they left Tennessee. The two of them emasculated the recruiting class that year and left Dooley an empty hand.

Kiffin was also involved with the recruiting scandal at USC that put them on probation. Kiffin is bad news and Alabama alumni better do some quick talking to Sabin before its too late.

13 posted on 01/11/2014 9:21:24 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: armydawg505

I don’t know much about this guy, but if at 38 he is has gone from being an NFL head coach, to a college head coach, to a college offensive coordinator, he’ll be the coordinator for a local Pop Warner team before retirement.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 9:26:27 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: saleman

The article is wrong.

St Nick is actually hiring Kiffin’s WIFE.

If youve ever seen her, you realize she can score at will......

I assume she may introduce the Spread, as well.....

RTR

RLTW


15 posted on 01/11/2014 9:26:36 AM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: armydawg505

Why does this clown get hired by anyone? He is a program destroyer. Saban better put Kevlar suit on Kiffin when they roll into Knoxville.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 9:41:07 AM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: armydawg505

Not knowing who Kiffin is makes that headline crazy.


17 posted on 01/11/2014 10:41:13 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill
Last top twenty offense was USA in 2005. Guy's hasn't done anything but jump for money and be fired since then
18 posted on 01/11/2014 10:49:05 AM PST by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: armydawg505

Please please please tell me this is satire.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 11:03:57 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: armydawg505
I think Saban has lost his mind since Auburn returned that kick.

I know a bunch of USC alums who are laughing their butts off at this hire. Does Saban have any idea just how much better the USC offense was AFTER he was fired?

20 posted on 01/11/2014 11:08:58 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: armydawg505

I can’t believe ANY team would hire this ass, much less Alabama. WTF, over?

Oh well, it’s been a nice run.

@ Tenn. this coming year. Yikes!


21 posted on 01/11/2014 11:21:42 AM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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