Lane Kiffin is feeling his oats, and you can’t really blame him.
Saturday afternoon, Kiffin’s FAU Owls laid the wood (again) to North Texas in the Conference USA championship game. It was the football program’s first league title ever and the school’s ninth straight win. The 10 wins in 2017 also broke the school’s single-season record.
In his postgame press conference, Kiffin, who has become a dominant presence on social media and often pokes at his former employer and boss Nick Saban, took the fans of his new team’s “We want ‘Bama” chant after the win and, after initially chiding them for it, ran with it in his postgame press conference.
“Oh I would love to play ‘Bama,” Saban’s offensive coordinator at Alabama for three years said. “I’d feel sorry for our players but I would love to play Alabama.”
Love him or hate him, Kiffin certainly makes the sport of college football a helluva lot more interesting.
And, for the record, FAU fans — and its head coach — won’t get the chance to have their wish granted as Alabama is ticketed for either a spot in the College Football Playoffs or a New Year’s Six bowl, while UCF clinched the Group of Five’s New Year’s Six berth earlier today. It was fun while it lasted, though.