Exiled coach Lane Kiffin may still be on sideline for national championship

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We know that Lane Kiffin will not serve as the Alabama offensive coordinator for the national championship, following a surprising announcement from the program on Monday.

However, we still may be treated to some Kiffin camera shots because he could be at the game.

During an appearance on ESPN’s Mike and Mike on Tuesday morning, Kiffin said Alabama is looking into whether he will be able to be on the sideline or in the press box for the game.

Gee, that wouldn’t be awkward at all.

But for what it’s worth, Kiffin noted that his relationship with head coach Nick Saban is not necessarily as poor as the media is portraying.

You can check out the full segment by clicking here.

While it’s certainly a bizarre situation, if Alabama is allowed to have Kiffin at the game, he should be present. Kiffin was a large part of the team’s national title run and a huge reason for the instant success of freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts.

As for whether it actually happens, we’ll have to just wait and see.

Alabama and Clemson are set to kickoff in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Monday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

Live coverage of the national title game will be available across the ESPN family of networks.

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Photo Credit: Twitter/Lane Kiffin

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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