Alabama has hired Lane Kiffin as the Tide’s new Offensive Coordinator
Lane Kiffin is headed back to the Southeastern Conference.
Kiffin, who was fired as head coach of the USC Trojans in September following a 62-41 loss at Arizona State,has been hired as Alabama’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Kiffin, who has been in and out of Alabama these past few weeks…was officially interview for the position on Thursday.
The university made the announcement on in a news release and on Twitter, confirming an earlier ESPN report.
Kiffin will feel the the position vacated by offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier .who joined Brady Hoke’s staff as the Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator.
Lane Kiffin Quotes:
“In the five years I’ve been here, probably the best defense (we’ve faced), right there with Oklahoma last year. Extremely fast, and on film people have not had very much success with them. We’ll try to find a way to make a couple of first downs.”
ABOUT: Lane Monte Kiffin (born May 9, 1975) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama. He formerly served as offensive coordinator for the University of Southern California Trojans college football team from 2005 to 2006, head coach of the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders from 2007 to 2008, head coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers college football team in 2009, and head coach of the USC Trojans from 2010 to 2013. Kiffin was the youngest head coach in NFL history when he joined the Raiders, and for a time was the youngest head coach of a BCS Conference team in college football. He is the son of longtime NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, who is the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. On September 28, 2013, Kiffin was terminated by the University of Southern California after a 3–2 start to the 2013 season.