Could deposed USC head coach Lane Kiffin be heading to Alabama?
There’s certainly smoke where that rumor is concerned.
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported earlier today that Kiffin was seen in Tuscaloosa consulting with Nick Saban regarding the Alabama offense.
Lane Kiffin in Tuscaloosa this week as guest of Nick Saban helping evaluate Tide’s offense source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 16, 2013
Alabama’s offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier has been linked to some head coaching jobs this year, including Washington’s where he was an assistant under new Trojan head coach Steve Sarkisian from 2009 to 2011.
There’s been no hint that Sarkisian is targeting Nussmeier for a job at USC, but if he were looking to reunite with his former offensive coordinator as he rounds out his new staff it would open the door for Kiffin at Alabama.
Jimmy Sexton, Saban’s agent, also happens to be Kiffin’s agent.
Kiffin has also been linked to the offensive coordinator position at Florida, meaning his return to the SEC could be imminent.
The attention regarding Kiffin’s services as an offensive coordinator should not be surprising. Although he failed to keep things together as a head coach, Kiffin is regarded among the brightest offensive football minds in the country and as a coordinator he oversaw some of the top offenses in college football.