I know it’s Nick Saban, which means it doesn’t mean a whole helluva lot over the long haul, but you can’t tell me he’s enjoying this.
Alabama football coach Nick Saban made his annual visit to a Senior Bowl practice Tuesday, and he did so knowing that Lane Kiffin was still his offensive coordinator.
How much longer that’s the case is not known. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Kiffin was a “front-runner” for the offensive coordinator job with the San Francisco 49ers, and Saban could not say for certain if the former Tennessee head coach would be back for a second season in Tuscaloosa.
“I can’t say that right now,” Saban told reporters in the Mobile suburb of Fairhope. “I know Lane is committed to us right now, and he’s doing the best he can to help recruit and do the things we need to do to have a better team next year. We’re hopeful that will continue.”
Nick Saban doesn’t do that hope thing real well. I bet it’s a lot of fun for him to try to sell that to recruits. Right now, that is.
If there’s one thing you can count on with Junior, it’s stability.
I haven’t the first clue about how much truth there is to the rumor, but I’m sure Saban is happy to make time for that shit in the last few weeks heading up to signing day.
I’m not a fan of the Tennessee Volunteers, but I’d definitely sympathize if any of them told Matt Hayes to take this column and stick it straight up his ass.
Admittedly, this is a tough philosophical matter to ponder.
I’m amused they could take time out of their busy days to discuss it, though.
This made me laugh out loud.
Anybody think this year in Tuscaloosa has been a humbling experience for Junior?
If the Pitt head coaching spot is indeed open, I’d love to see the school hire Junior as its next head coach and have him bring Ed Orgeron along for the ride, if only so we could watch James Franklin’s head explode as he has to deal with the both of them on the recruiting trail.
Forget about sneaking out of Knoxville like a thief in the night. Were I a Vols fan, this is why I’d be pissed at Junior:
What’s all this have to do with Kiffin?
Upon taking the Tennessee job, he sent word to a couple of quarterbacks the Vols had committed under the previous regime that they needed to look elsewhere — and they did.
Their names? Tajh Boyd and Bryce Petty.
As a Georgia fan, though, let me take this opportunity to thank Mike Hamilton again for the fine job he did.