Two years ago, Lane Kiffin entered his first spring practice as the offensive coordinator at Alabama as college football’s biggest mystery. He was an outcast after not living up to expectations at his dream job as the head coach of the USC Trojans.
When Lane Kiffin was hired as Alabama’s offensive coordinator two years ago it was a shock in the college football coaching world. The union between Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban was strange. Kiffin just a few months prior was being fired as the USC head coach (Southern Califonia) on the tarmac of the Los Angeles International Airport. Nick Saban and Alabama had won three of the last four national championships (2009, 2011, and 2012). The “marriage” has been more successful than anyone anticipated with two SEC Championships (2014 and 2015) and a national championship (2015) since Kiffin took over the offense. It’s cemented Saban as one of the greatest head coaches of all time and brought Kiffin back from the dead as one of the hottest coaching commodities going into 2016. That’s why this is a big year for Kiffin and what future opportunities might await him once he’s finished his career at Alabama.
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