Lane Kiffin came to Tuscaloosa as the offensive coordinator of the Alabama Crimson Tide for the 2014 season and has done a fantastic job with the team since then. The team has a chance to win their first national championship since 2012 and Kiffin hopes that will help him keep his job with the Tide for at least one more season.
It looks like Kiffin is pretty confident that he will be sticking around for the 2016 season. He talked with reporters on Sunday and said that he expects to be back with the team in 2016.
“I’d love to be back,” Kiffin told ESPN. “We’ll have a new set of challenges with a third year of a new quarterback and replacing a Heisman Trophy winner, just as we did with a Biletnikoff winner the year before and some great returning players to work with. I’d be real excited about that.”
Kiffin even addressed the reports from after the 2014 season that said he had been offered the offensive coordinator job with the San Francisco 49ers. He said he wouldn’t have felt right leaving head coach Nick Saban.
“It didn’t feel right,” Kiffin said. “He really took a chance on me. The phone wasn’t ringing, even for assistant coaching jobs. It wasn’t, and I felt like we didn’t really finish what we started last year and to see if we could go this year and finish how we should have finished last year and get him another championship.”
He has done a great job with the Crimson Tide offense this year, so if that keeps up, there is no doubt that they will be bringing home another championship this year.
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