They’ll always have Tuscaloosa.

Looks like Junior’s tongue is starting to get its swag back.

That didn’t take too long.

If we’re lucky, soon they’ll both wind up chasing the same South Florida kid on the recruiting trail and the Laner will let us know what he really thinks about Saban’s recruiting tactics.

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UPDATE:  Context.

Kiffin hasn’t always seen eye-to-eye with other coaches in Tuscaloosa. He acknowledged as much Tuesday at a Peach Bowl press conference while praising Nick Saban’s decision to make Steve Sarkisian the next offensive coordinator.

“He’ll do a great job with Coach,” Kiffin said. “Coach talked to me about it, and I think in some ways, he’ll do a much better job than I do with Coach.”

When asked to explain what he meant, Kiffin replied, “The way I would describe it without details is (Sarkisian’s) personality will work a little bit better than mine with coaches, and I’m not saying it was a bad thing at all. I would say Sark manages people better than I do at times.”

For three years, Kiffin and Saban made an odd couple that helped Saban evolve to changing offenses in football and tried to help Kiffin repair his image. The “ass chewings” Kiffin received on the sideline — as Saban likes to call them — complemented sustained success by Alabama’s offense.

“I don’t recall a happy moment,” Kiffin said when asked for his happiest moment with Saban. “I just recall the ass chewings. I won’t take that part of the process with me (to Florida Atlantic), though.”

Definitely warm and fuzzy.

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11 responses to “They’ll always have Tuscaloosa.

  1. W Cobb Dawg

    Saban picks this guy off the scrap heap when absolutely nobody gave a shit about the guy, and this is the thanks he gets.

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  2. Go Dawgs!

    My understanding was that this comment was offered up tongue-in-cheek as a joke, for what it’s worth.

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  3. Dog in Fla

    Nick will never have another fried catfish lunch in Pahokee again

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  4. Argondawg

    He was joking. That tweet is misleading.

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  5. I think it was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but I also think his follow-up comments are the reason I put “somewhat.”

    I probably wouldn’t have answered it the way he did, but then again, I’m not the Laner.

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  6. Macallanlover

    Thought he handled that pretty well. He will always be a smart ass but seemed more mature than at previous points. Junior reminds me as a lot of Spurrier, without the resume. I think he will do well, and don’t think he stays at Florida Atlantic long, expect him to get a major school HC job in 3-4 years.

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