This is not a drill!
Apparently Lane Kiffin to Alabama is a plausible scenario. Just typing that feels weird.
Travis Haney of ESPN brought up the idea of Doug Nussmeier leaving Alabama and the Tide hiring Kiffin on Wednesday afternoon.
Conceivable: An encouraged-to-look-around Doug Nussmeier could go to Michigan and open door for, yep, Lane Kiffin at Bama. Saban likes Lane.
— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) January 8, 2014
Just a few hours later the first part of that tweet became a reality.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 9, 2014
As we mentioned back in December, Kiffin attended an Alabama practice as a guest of Nick Saban.
We posed the idea of Kiffin to Alabama, but admitted it was a long-shot.
Apparently it’s way more of a possibility than we ever could’ve imagined.
There’s no doubt that Kiffin is a quality offensive coordinator. He served as USC’s offensive coordinator before taking the head coaching job of the Oakland Raiders in 2007.
The Trojans were 23-3 during Kiffin’s time as offensive coordinator.
Kiffin would be a more than logical choice to replace Nussmeier at Alabama. He has seven seasons of head coaching experience, including one season in the SEC in which he had a winning record.
Of course that one season of SEC experience at Tennessee is precisely what makes the possibility of Kiffin to Alabama so intriguing.
Just the thought of Lane Kiffin walking into Neyland Stadium as a member of the Alabama coaching staff is enough to provide a year’s worth of material for the bloggers of the world.
Kiffin, already know as an introvert, would literally be shaking as he arrived in Knoxville, the city he recklessly abandoned just four years ago.
When you combine the hate that Vol fans have for Alabama and Kiffin and put it all together, well let’s just say Kiffin would need more security detail than Justin Bieber at “Bike Week”.
Kiffin going back to Neyland isn’t the only narrative here either.
Anyone else that’s had the track record that Kiffin has had over the past seven years, would probably be staring at a job as the quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State.
But not Kiffin. He has a penchant for continuing to land cushy jobs and being the OC at Alabama wouldn’t be any different.
Who knows if Kiffin will actually end up on Saban’s staff, but apparently this actually has a chance to happen.
Hopefully for Vol fans it does happen. They need a shot at revenge and what would be sweeter than beating Lane Kiffin AND Alabama on the same day?
Looks like Lane Kiffin is expected to interview for the Bama OC job on Thursday.
THIS JUST IN: Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin will interview for vacant Alabama offensive coordinator position. (via ESPN & Media reports)
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 9, 2014