Lane Kiffin joins Alabama as offensive coordinator

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Tuscaloosa, AL, United States (4E Sports) – Lane Kiffin will be back in the Southeastern Conference as Alabama Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after being fired in late September as Southern California’s offensive coordinator.

Kiffin, 38, replaces Doug Nussmeier, who was hired Thursday by Michigan as offensive coordinator.

“He is an outstanding and creative offensive coach who has great experience both at the college and NFL level. He has a very good understanding of the game and I have always been impressed with what I saw in the games he called,” said Alabama coach Nick Saban of Kiffin.

Kiffin had a 28-15 record with Southern California from 2010 to 2013, following one year at Tennessee, where he was 7-6, and another year with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders.

From 2001 to 2006, Kiffin was an assistant coach at Southern California, including two years as the offensive coordinator (2005-06). USC averaged 49.1 points and 579.8 yards a game of total offense during his two years as offensive coordinator.

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