Lane Kiffin: Pros & Cons | Alabama Football

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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Someone Has A Lane Kiffin Scarecrow Guarding Their Farm In Tennessee

It’s been roughly four years since Lane Kiffin abruptly departed from Tennessee after coaching the Volunteers for a single season. The hate for the 39-year-old coach–who, in many people’s minds, spurned the program for USC–apparently remains alive among Tennessee’s fan base.  @3HL1045 @ClayTravisBGID Sister found this in Franklin. Lane Kiffin scarecrow. For sure most...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama Approves Nick Saban Extension At $6.9 Million Per Year, Gives Lane Kiffin Three-Year Deal Worth Roughly $2 Million

It’s contract approval day at Alabama. The Crimson Tide’s board of trustees’ compensation committee formally approved Nick Saban’s contract extension and the deal of recently hired offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin. The former USC coach, who was fired near the half point of the 2013 season, will still likely be paid millions by the Trojans, too.  The University of Alabama...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin: Alabama’s running back trio is better than any NFL backfield

Lane Kiffin is extremely excited about the talent he will get to coach this season as offensive coordinator at Alabama. After hearing the comments he made about the Crimson Tide’s backfield earlier this week, some would say the former USC coach is too excited. On Thursday, Kiffin said Alabama’s offense will be led by its […]
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin Compares Nick Saban To Pete Carroll, Says They’re Alike In At Least One Way

Lane Kiffin, as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, is currently serving to college football’s best coach in Nick Saban. It’s the second time in the 39-year-old’s career that he’s been a part of the nation’s premier coach’s staff. Kiffin was a co-offensive coordinator under Pete Caroll at USC.  How do Saban and Carroll compare?  ICYMI: Are Nick Saban and Pete Carroll...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin Says Alabama’s Running Back Trio “Probably” More Talented Than Any In The Entire NFL

It’s no secret that during the Nick Saban era in Tuscaloosa, Alabama has had one of the best rushing attacks in the country, year after year. The Crimson Tide have sent three running backs (Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy) to the league in the past four NFL drafts and it certainly would shock nobody if more were on the horizon. But new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron: USC is still 'the best place in the world' to play, coach

The 2013 college football season was a wild one for USC and Ed Orgeron. After getting blown out at Arizona State on Sept. 28, Lane Kiffin was fired overnight and Orgeron was named the interim head coach. The Trojans then won seven of their next nine games, including knocking off No. 5 Stanford, and suddenly a loud segment of fans were calling for Orgeron to be named the full-time...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin are named to's list of "The Most Disliked People in Sports."

Hail Saban! Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban. Via Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.This just in: People hate Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin. Or at least Sports Illustrated does. released its list of "The Most Disliked People in Sports," featuring 35 of the most infamous sports personalities roaming the sports world today. The Alabama head coach and his offensive coordinator both...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama's Nick Saban Finds Unexpected Match with Lane Kiffin

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Maybe the best situation for Lane Kiffin is for his players to talk for him.First off, Alabama’s players are saying...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: SEC scheduling, Will Muschamp, and (*sigh*) Lane Kiffin.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up. The All-New, All-Different (yeah, right) SEC scheduling modelEight is Enough.The SEC sticks with an eight-game conference schedule, and requires member schools to play one  non-conference game against a team from either the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, or Notre Dame. (Dr. Saturday...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 USC Trojans Season Preview: The Sarkisian Era Begins

Saturday afternoon the USC Trojans held their annual spring game in The Coliseum. The Trojans are looking to bounce back after a season full of turmoil in 2013 which saw their Head Coach Lane Kiffin let go midway through the season. USC finished strong the second half of the season under interim Head Coach Ed Orgeron. The Trojans finished 10-4 with a Las Vegas Bowl victory over the...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Washington Assistant Tosh Lupoi Appears To Be Headed To Alabama

Alabama is turning into a safe haven for maligned former Pac-12 coaches. This past January, the Crimson Tide brought on former USC head coach Lane Kiffin to become offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Wednesday, it appears that former Washington defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi is headed to Tuscaloosa as well. Lupoi, who was reportedly involved in a recruiting scandal with...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer on new Alabama ofensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.

Lane Kiffin and Urban Meyer in 2009. Via does Ohio State head coachUrban Meyer think about the Alabama hiring Lane Kiffin as its offensive coordinator? Meyer, in his former role as head coach of Florida, was the subject of unfounded accusations of recruiting violations by Kiffin during the latter's one year as head coach of Tennessee.“I think it’s great. I have...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Trojans 2014 Spring Football Preview

Pat Haden really didn’t want Lane Kiffin around any longer. So the USC athletic director made a decisive move just a few weeks into the season...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Vaughn buys Lane Kiffin's mansion for $6.5 million

Lane Kiffin doesn't really need a plush mansion in Manhattan Beach, Calif., now that he's the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama.  Good thing the former USC football head coach has found a buyer. And that buyer is none other than Vince Vaughn. You know, that guy from "Wedding Crashers" and other funny movies. Kiffin, who reportedly bought the house...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Five-star Alabama athlete Bo Scarbrough will start career at tailback

The ambiguous "athlete" tag was placed on five-star Bo Scarbrough for a reason, but there's no confusion about where he'll start his Alabama career. There is, however, some open-ended possibilities with how he'll be utilized once he grows comfortable within Lane Kiffin's offense. Alabama signee Bo Scarbrough talks his decision -- Feb. 5, 2014 Alabama signee...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin says the SEC is starting to look like the Pac-12.

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin* has seen the future of the SEC. To him it looks a lot like the conference he used to coach in, the Pac-12. At least when it comes to quarterback play, that is. "In watching a lot of film of their season, (the SEC is) starting to change a little bit toward the Pac-12, spread out with a running quarterback," Kiffin said. "...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's other 2015 quarterback commit

2015 Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian quarterback David Sills committed to former USC coach Lane Kiffin and the Trojans in the seventh grade. What is the three-star quarterbacks plan for his future now that Steve Sarkisian is USC's coach and 2015 No. 1 quarterback Ricky Town is also now verbally committed to the Trojans?
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron: 'I'm keeping my options open'

Ed Orgeron has maintained a low profile since abruptly leaving USC after Steve Sarkisian was hired as the Trojans' head coach. But on Tuesday, Orgeron was an observer at a Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala.,'s Andy Staples reports. Orgeron, who guided USC to a 6-2 record as the Trojans' interim coach, told Staples that he would coach again. "I'm keeping...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Monte Kiffin says son Lane 'fired up' working for Alabama's Nick Saban

How is Lane Kiffin enjoying his new job as Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator? One way to measure the early returns on Kiffin’s job satisfaction: That was him singing "Sweet Home Alabama" this past weekend during a recruiting party at Saban’s house. Kiffin singing and Saban dancing? At the same party? It’s like dogs and cats living together. There’s another...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Lane Kiffin Already Out Recruiting In Alabama Gear

There are some Alabama fans who were probably hoping that the news that the Tide had hired Lane Kiffin was a joke. Well, today Kiffin was seen out on the recruiting trail in ‘Bama gear, and now everything is very real: First one in…Lane Kiffin on recruiting trail this morning for Alabama RT @StephenSwann1: @jimdunaway this morning. — Jim Dunaway...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: A Tennessee Fan Made A Lane Kiffin “Beverly Hillbillies” Theme Song Parody

It’s been five years since Lane Kiffin left Tennessee to take his “dream job” with USC, but Volunteers fans are clearly still not over the transgression. With Kiffin recently agreeing to become Alabama’s new offensive coordinator (and quarterbacks coach), Vols fans have already circled the next matchup between the two schools on their calendars. One even made a Beverly Hillbillies...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

QB, son of USC legend transfers from Alabama days after Kiffin shows up

Looks like the addition of Lane Kiffin to Alabama's coaching staff may already be paying off — for Oregon State. And if true, the Beavers likely have USC to thank for it. Luke Del Rio, a freshman walk-on quarterback who climbed to No. 3 on Nick Saban's depth chart by season's end, announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he is transferring from the school. The news in...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kiffin will face vastly differing environment

One of the biggest stories in college football recently involved Alabama’s hiring of Lane Kiffin to be the program’s new offensive coordinator. The hiring is undoubtedly one which raises eyebrows across the country, considering the enormous stature of the Alabama program as well as the history of Kiffin. Lane Kiffin has long been regarded as one of the most polarizing figures...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Town gives thoughts on Kiffin as OC

Twitter exploded a few days ago when news broke that former USC head coach Lane Kiffin had accepted the offensive coordinator position at Alabama. Attention turned to Tide 2015 quarterback commit Ricky Town and how this would affect his recruitment moving forward.
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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