ESPN: Alabama to Interview Lane Kiffin for OC Position


Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin is interviewing Thursday to be the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama, according to ESPN and media reports.

The Crimson Tide are searching for a new offensive coordinator after Doug Nussmeier left to join Brady Hoke’s staff at Michigan.

Kiffin was fired by USC in late September after a blowout loss to Arizona State.  He went 28-15 with the Trojans.

“Lane is a really good offensive coach, and I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for him,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said last month after the 38-year-old Kiffin paid him a visit prior to the Sugar Bowl. “Just to come in and brainstorm a little bit to get some professional ideas with our guys is a really positive thing.”

If he gets the job at Alabama, Kiffin would have some big shoes to fill.  Nussmeier helped the Tide offense average 38.2 points per game this season.

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