Lane Kiffin Sends Message To Nick Saban Before National Title Game

first_imgNick Saban and Lane Kiffin talking into their headsets.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin converse against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has sent a message to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide ahead of tonight’s national title game.Kiffin, who spent three seasons under Saban in Tuscaloosa, is wishing Alabama well against Clemson.The FAU head coach responded to an article from the New York Times that discussed Saban’s “rehabbing” of former college football head coaches.Kiffin is one of many notable coaches who have spent time on Alabama’s staff under Saban.The “Nick Saban Witness Protection Program,” as the Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley dubbed it earlier this month, has in recent years hosted a number of doghouse-inhabiting former head coaches, including Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and even Locksley himself, who as Saban’s offensive coordinator helped make quarterback Tua Tagovailoa a Heisman Trophy finalist and fine-tuned an offense that might be the most explosive in Alabama’s history.Kiffin is thankful for his time at Alabama.“Thanks coach from all of us!!” he tweeted. “Now go win another one tonight!!”Thanks coach from all of us!! Now go win another one tonight!! #RTR. ⁦@UofAlabama⁩ ⁦@espn⁩ ⁦@nytimes⁩— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) January 7, 2019Alabama and Clemson are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ESPN.last_img

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