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Behold! Lane Kiffin speaks with the media!

Lane Kiffin

Alabama head coach Nick Saban spoke with the media on Sunday morning but in what turned out to be somewhat a rarity in Tuscaloosa, it was not Saban who was the big draw. That honor belonged to new Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, who is looking forward to getting back to focusing on football in a reduced role.

“As you make mistakes, the main thing is to learn from them,” Kiffin said. His next line is one that will certainly resonate with Tennessee fans. “I’ve made more than anybody, probably.”

As a quick side note, Alabama travels to Knoxville on October 25. Alabama is also scheduled to open the 2016 season against USC in Arlington, Texas.

Kiffin’s shortcomings at Tennessee are well-documented, and his USC career ended by being left at the airport after a road game. To say Kiffin’s career as  ahead coach has been a disaster is perhaps an understatement, but the expectations are much higher for him as an offensive coordinator. He is no longer in a position to be the face of a program, which means he can focus more on one smaller role. His media availability pretty much ended Sunday as well, which will keep him out of the spotlight for the most part moving forward this season.

“Lane has done a really good job,” Saban said while speaking with the media Sunday. “It’s not just about knowledge. You have to be able to articulate it to player. Lane does that.”

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6 Responses to “Behold! Lane Kiffin speaks with the media!”
  1. misterfuji1982 says: Aug 3, 2014 12:07 PM

    Kiffin’s shortcomings at Tennessee are well-documented

    Kiffin’s only “shortcoming” at Tennessee was leaving after only one year. That stunk for the Vols faithful, but he was a Southern Cal guy that accepted what was his dream job.

  2. dcroz says: Aug 3, 2014 1:28 PM

    Saban really must be mellowing if he is allowing his assistants to talk to the media, especially a new addition like Kiffin AND in the preseason, no less.

  3. BrownsTown says: Aug 3, 2014 1:39 PM

    Bama’s coach in waiting…..LMAO!

  4. soundsofsuccess7 says: Aug 3, 2014 2:23 PM

    He didn’t do that terribly at Southern Cal. He didn’t get the victories we needed, so of course he was let go of, but this offseason we had zero player arrests and zero players fail to qualify academically.

    Despite deadly sanctions, he left Sarkisian with a group of talented players, who more importantly are high character guys. He left USC in a pretty good spot.

  5. Deb says: Aug 3, 2014 5:01 PM

    Oh my. I appreciate Kiffin’s gifts as an offensive mind, and look forward to seeing what he can do for the Tide.

    But I really hope not to see another photo like that in the near future. Better to let Saban do the talking. And it’s absurd to say Kiffin’s only shortcoming at Tennessee was leaving after a year. How quickly people forget! Kiffin was an absolute jackass in Knoxville. As a Tide fan, I’m hoping for great things, but putting a Bama shirt on the guy doesn’t make me suddenly get amnesia.

  6. cometkazie says: Aug 3, 2014 5:31 PM

    Well said, Deb.

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