Nick Saban not interested in Kiffin's help against Clemson


by - Assoc. Editor -
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Saban and Kiffin were a strange duo  (John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)
Saban and Kiffin were a strange duo (John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin appeared on ESPN's Mike and Mike on Tuesday morning and oddly said that he still hoped to help out Alabama for the National Championship game against Clemson on Monday.

"We are checking that out," Kiffin said. "We do not know legally whether we can do that. Sidelines for sure would not (be legal), but the press box would be ideal because that would exchange (new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian) and I. I can do what his role was and he can do what my role was and come down to the field and coach the players."

These were strange comments considering Alabama had just announced on Monday that they were parting ways with Kiffin.

However, Alabama coach Nick Saban cleared up the confusion about Kiffin's comments and said that his team would like a clean break from Kiffin and he will not be back to coach or have any input on the upcoming National Championship game.

"It's not possible from a legal standpoint, and it's not something we're interested in pursuing," Saban said, per the Alabama Media Group.

"We made a statement about this yesterday, and really don't have much else to say about it," Saban said during Tuesday's media teleconference. "It's difficult sometimes when you're in a situation when you have a new opportunity and a new job, and we mutually agreed that in the best interest of everyone that this would be the best thing for us to do relative to the experience that we had in preparation for Washington and playing in the game."

Saban got a little testy with the media and said he doesn't want to talk about his game plan for Clemson.

"You know, I don't think there's a whole lot more to say about that. Our coaches are working hard to try to put the best game plan we can together to play against a very good Clemson defense, and we're in the planning stages right now," Saban said. "I don't know why you all keep asking me what changes we're going to make. Dabo is a good friend of mine; maybe I'll just call him up and tell him what we're going to do."

New offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will call the plays as the Crimson Tide try to win back-to-back National Championship games against Clemson.


Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Football Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Loading...
Post your comments!
Subject (Replies: 24) Author
spacer FB Update: Saban not happy with media asking about his offense
TigerNet News
spacer cue the soap opera music ... "As the Tide Turns"
ClemKWA
spacer Many thumbs up!!! I hope it's prophetic as well!
tiger5by5®
spacer DABO!!! Take all calls from an Alabama area code!
Tiggity®
spacer Kiffin apparently is still a fruit loop
Hi Cotton Tiger®
spacer Dude is totally nuts
CU1509®
spacer Maybe Toimmy Bowden can call him and go over the
FLTiger87
spacer hopefully someone slips some Bourbon in Sark's coffee
FLTiger87
spacer "I feel a great disturbance in the Force"***
tatertot3®
spacer Re: FB Update: Saban not happy with media asking about his offense
MaukaTiger®
spacer Re: FB Update: Saban not happy with media asking about his offense
ddclemson
spacer That last comment is Nick Saban in a nutshell
Tiger4lif3®
spacer Re: That last comment is Nick Saban in a nutshell
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Typical media trying to make a story out of nothing!
BrabbTiger22
spacer Re: FB Update: Saban not happy with media asking about his offense
panteratigris®
spacer Newsflash: Saban is not happy
BengalBilly
spacer Re: One Thing Dabo and Saban Have in Common...
IronTiger81®
spacer Suddenly, I'm an FAU fan. Ol' Nick...what a piece of work***
TGRRAG®
spacer Re: Is Saban ever happy about anything?***
TAFC_5_81
spacer Re: FB Update: Saban not happy with media asking about his offense
ClemTig®
spacer Re: FB Update: Saban not happy with media asking about his offense
jrmay
spacer ELff Satan. No pun intended with the elf part. ;) ******
celtic_tiger®
spacer reading into Saban's statement...
cutgrfan®
spacer Can we just title it "Saban not happy with anything" ??
clemsonsuzi®
spacer Re: FB Update: Saban not happy with media asking about his offense
clemsonag92
Sweet Tee: Higgins' spring game performance was refreshing, and a sign of things to come
Sweet Tee: Higgins' spring game performance was refreshing, and a sign of things to come
WATCH: Behind the Scenes with Clemson Football
WATCH: Behind the Scenes with Clemson Football
WATCH: The next great 'WRU' player at Clemson?
WATCH: The next great 'WRU' player at Clemson?
Nikki Haley, Tim Scott to address Clemson graduates
Nikki Haley, Tim Scott to address Clemson graduates
Pigskin Prophet: The
Pigskin Prophet: The "Never Again" spring game edition
Venables providing the juice as recruiting heats up
Venables providing the juice as recruiting heats up
Clemson Basketball uniform ranked No. 1 in the nation
Clemson Basketball uniform ranked No. 1 in the nation
Clemson set to host two midweek games
Clemson set to host two midweek games
Five Clemson commits make ESPN300, Tigers in top-10 ranks
Five Clemson commits make ESPN300, Tigers in top-10 ranks
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Updates
Daily Digest
Clemson Gear
Clemson Gear