It's Happened: Lane Kiffin is Alabama's New Offensive Coordinator

By DJ Byrnes on January 10, 2014 at 6:34p
Lane Kiffin

Lane Kiffin, who was last fired at a bus-stop and left in a dumpster like an empty bag of peanut M&Ms, has been hired by Nick Saban to be Alabama's next offensive coordinator. Time will tell if this was a good hire, but Friday night is usually a time reserved for organizations dumping news they're hopping to miss the news cycle. 

Nick Saban, talk to us:

We are excited to have Lane join our staff. He is an outstanding and creative offensive coach who has great experience both at the college and NFL level.

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.

Yes, it's true: Lane Kiffin once manufactured 10 points and seven passes for more than 15 yards against Alabama's defense in his lone appearance against them as Tennessee's coach in 2009. But again — to be fair —  time will show if Nick Saban is wily like a fox. Maybe Kiffin will flourished now that he's relieved of head coaching-level stress.


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CentralFLBuckeye's picture

They deserve each other.

popeurban's picture

Will be scary to see he and Saban recruiting together. 

PittBuckeye's picture

Why couldn't Saban have just gone to Texas.

BuckToAsT's picture

I can't imagine LK is still the recruiter he once was.  All the negative publicity had to hurt his brand! I mean the guy was dumped at the airport!

Chief B1G Dump's picture

The beginning of the end for Alabamastan...

painterlad's picture

Will this dream couple be dubbed "lick?"

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

BuckeyeGroove's picture

And so from this time forward, it has been said and therefore its is and always will be. Proclaimed by mighty BRANDONBAUER87. LICK SNIFFIN!!!! From here on forward. 

We beat Bama, and Indiana beat Mizzou! 

Thomas's picture

This will either go swimmingly, or be a complete disaster. Hoping for a disaster. 

Alpo's picture

Hahahahahahahaha!!! Deep breath.... Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I don't see a problem with the hire.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

lamplighter's picture

here's hoping he does for Satan what he did to USC - and Tennessee-

hit_the_couch's picture

Kiffin was a badass OC under Pete Carrol; I wonder if he's still got it.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

Boom777's picture

I smell dumpster fire!

Wherever you are, there you be!

MilitaryBuckeye's picture

I still believe Saban hired Kiffin so he can fire him later...

Thomas's picture

Don't worry, he will then get another quality job like he always does. 

hit_the_couch's picture

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

740's picture

his wife is now the best recruiter they have.

Hovenaut's picture

Tennessee upsets them next season.

Riggins's picture

All of you laughing must think you know more than Saban does about football.  I predict success.  Kiffin sucked as a HC.  I think he's more than competent as an OC.

VestedInterest's picture

I doubt many are laughing because they don't think LK isn't a decent OC...more that he's such a bag of dicks on fire.

Brutus's picture

Are the dicks on fire or just the bag?  Either way, this is the funniest thing I've read today.

WOLFofOHIO's picture


there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

CentralFLBuckeye's picture

I just had a scary thought: What happens when a Bama recruit has a devil on both shoulders?  I can see it now....
Devil #1 (Kiffin): "Take the keys to the car you've earned it."
Devil #2 (Satan): "Na, take the cash."
Devils laugh together: "Hell this is Alabama take them both!"

GOOMBAY's picture

We're about to see if there is, in fact, a "second act" in the life of Mr. Kiffin...

cinserious's picture

Or third or fourth or fifth or sixth...
It certainly won't be the last. How does Kiffin keep getting these top jobs? Maybe Lane Kiffin has pictures of Saban sleeping with Kiffin's wife. Classic blackmail. 

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

ScoobyKnows's picture

Wow...I didn't see that one coming.   Alabama is going to be unstoppable now.

Buckeyes44's picture

Listen. I hate both of them just as much as everyone but this is bad news for all of us. After this year ended and I watched the bowls it became a clear just how far away we are from the staff we need to be a national champ. Bama was damn solid and just got better. It was a great hire and we can poke fun of it all we want but if we don't fill these two coaching gaps with two home runs of our own then get used to a defense that looks more like the silver mullets. 


BME_Buckeye's picture

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


Haybucks's picture

When I toss my bag of M&Ms it is never empty.  I cannot eat the blue ones. They don't seem natural. I don't mind chowing the "M" tattooed yellow ones, but the blues just won't make it out of the bag.
Oh, I think UT fans will have a field day when 'Bama plays n Knoxville. 

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


Kurt's picture

I think the arc of Saban's success is on it's downward turn.  He and his defense's are ever more susceptible to good hurry-up spread offenses.  And now rather than update with the times he opts to go back college football offense circa 2003.  Time is passing him by, Texas dodged another bullet; Bama, your loss.

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Liening's picture

Well, Lane Kiffin at Alabama is going to be interesting.  I cannot imagine what recruiting sneakiness could be in store.  I think I will call "shenanigans" now, just because it seems inevitable. 


Jonnferrell's picture

"Now the first thing we have to do is work on your balls, Nick.  Let me empty them for you a little bit."

"I miss Brady Hoke."

Jonnferrell's picture

"Bama hired who?  Fo shizzle?" 

"I miss Brady Hoke."

BoFuquel's picture

You too can sell you soul to Satan, and go to work for GOBAMA. Ain't that America? GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

2014nationalchamps's picture

the ncaa should open a office at Bama just to keep tabs on these guys.

O-H-I-O  for life

cinserious's picture

NCAA should open up an SEC field office headquartered in Tuscaloosa just  so they can be closer to covering up any of Saban and Kiffin's wrongdoings.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

2014nationalchamps's picture

put him in a bodybag Johnny! I love your pic

O-H-I-O  for life