Lane Kiffin Statement

Here’s Lane Kiffin on getting hired at Alabama:  “We want to thank the University of Alabama and Coach Saban for this tremendous opportunity, and we feel humbled and honored to be a part of the Crimson Tide family. I was able to meet some of the great players and the great people in the organization, and I’m very excited to start working with them.

“We’ve seen the passion and support of the Alabama fans firsthand, and when that’s combined with the storied history and tradition of the program, this is a very special place to coach.’’

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  • just like the Mythical Forrest Gump, Kiff (the real life Forrest) keeps stumbling inexplicably into high profile/historic situations!!! and now he’s at Alabama just like Forrest!!!

    does Kiff play ping pong??

    and that’s all i have to say about that.

    • TrojanFan3.0

      Go back to bed!

    • LamontRaymond

      Back under the bridge.


    So are we going to get daily updates on Alabama football now?

    • FightON

      Inside Alabama

    • steveg

      Yes, weekly stats compared to ours when Kiffin was here.

  • Slimguy

    The jealousy is oozing from Wolf. God I love it.

    • Joe Blow

      I love it. Wolfie is GREEN with ENVY. Hilarious.

      • TrojanFan3.0

        Kiffin got the last laugh!

        • Joe Blow

          Don’t tell Wolfie. He thinks they’re Trix.

          • ProbationU

            JB…you were working the Bruin BB game hard last night…thought you didn’t like BB…but maybe it’s just SC basketball you don’t like…small wonder. Good game…bad outcome.

            Not sure why Wolfie is upset about the Kiffin hire. Would think Saban knows what he is doing…and it may provide some insight to Lane on how to run a program like a grownup. I am sure he knows football…just always seemed immature in his handling of things.

  • Saul Goodman

    Despite what Petros was saying yesterday, I had a feeling LK was going to get hired once he interviewed. It appears the one thing he does right is an interview. Shows you how far a little hot air and daddy’s friends will get you in life.

    • Joe Blow

      Are you suggesting he shouldn’t use them?

      • Saul Goodman

        Not at all. Just calling a spade a spade.

        • Joe Blow

          So? Would you use your dad’s contacts? Only an idiot wouldn’t.

          • Saul Goodman

            Of course I would. Again, just calling a spade a spade

          • Joe Blow

            Not sure that term works here. LOL

          • marvgoux1

            In your world nepotism is the way to go.

      • marvgoux1

        Yes he should earn his jobs. How have his stints at the Raiders and SC ended? He might have actually been a good coach if he had worked his way up the ladder.

        • Joe Blow

          Whine On! JFK’s daddy put him in the White House. Same for Bush. I’m sure if your daddy could have “made something” out of you, you’d have taken it. Don’t be bitter because you didn’t make. Be happy for those of us that did. KARMA.

  • ScottWolfSniffsHisOwnFarts

    Congrats to Kiffin.

    Saban will provide the tutelage for Kiffin to become a successful coach. He was given way too much and way too soon but with Saban’s guidance, he will learn to coach properly and successfully

    And AD Gargamel’s lot in life remains unchanged.

    • Joe Blow

      Except AD Gargamel can now smell Kiff.

  • Marv Elapes

    Wolf was probably skipping all day, since Kiffin is in the news again. This is what? four consecutive post about Kiffin. Come on Wolf, he’s not the USC coach anymore. You”re having a Kiffin relapse/

  • Cheap seats

    I wonder why Wolf didn’t use the Elmer Fudd photo for this story?

    Oh yeah…. I forgot — it’s a high profile gig that’s competing for another national title!

    Remember this response from the Q&A today?

    “Do you think Saban is serious about LK or do you think it’s more of a nice gesture to help generate some positive pub so LK can get more interest for other jobs?”
    by Jason Storm 12:37 PM

    “probably a gesture” by scwolf1 12:37 PM

    How does crow taste?

    • Joe Blow

      He didn’t answer my questions either. I NAILED him. He just moves on with his BS

  • Marv Elapes

    Does this mean that Kiffin is the successor to Nick Saban? Hahaha, the SEC must be scratching their heads, go get em, Lane!!!

    • Brad Hutchings

      Lane Kiffin will lead Bama to a title as HC before Sark leads USC to a title as HC. Save a link. It will all happen sooner than anyone imagines.

  • john wolcott

    Am I the only one who hates these canned statements?
    What they really are thinking, not stating:

    Criminal Lawyer: “The evidence will show that my client did not mean to kill those 14 nuns, only 13.”

    Kiffin: “O.K., O.K., I was a knucklehead at SC, Oakland, Tennessee, and then for the second time at SC. And now I have Alabama to add to my resume”

  • EncinitasBruin

    Circle 10/25 on your calendars… Neyland Stadium should give Kiffin an interesting welcome.

  • HeySuxx

    Can Kiffy get a Denny’s menu deal in Alabama?

  • Jack B

    Some “gesture” Wolfie, Saban actually hiring Kiffin to be his OC. You shouldn’t make immature statements when you know nothing of what is really going on. You got all the stupid Wah Wahs, like troy22, all excited that Kiffin was just lucky to get some pub. Any fool knew Kiffin was a lock for the ‘Bama gig. Why would Kiffin interview for a turndown with a good friend of his? You should learn to think these things out more clearly.

    • gotroy22

      You moron rah rahs still won’t admit he was the worst thing to happen to USC football since Paul Hackett. Kiffin is the poster boy for cronyism with, as you put it so deliciously, “a super powerful friend” giving him yet another undeserved job at high six or seven figures. I love Joseph B. Lowe rationalizing it all. Classic rah rah thinking.

      • Jack B

        The post was about Wolfie’s failure to understand Kiffin was a shoe-in the job, moron. Wolfie thought Kiffin got the interview from Saban just as a “gesture”. Could you be more stupid?

        • gotroy22

          No the post shows what a brainless rah rah you are carrying your eternal flame for the coach that took our preseason #1 team and coached it down to 7-6 and a humiliating loss in the Sun Bowl to mighty Georgia Tech.

          • Jack B

            Since I think Kiffin’s a pile, that makes you one of the dumbest people alive. You have mush for brains.

  • radioman

    Can you just imagine the combination of two yes two sourpusses at Bama….. Yes they’re two,two,two mints in one!

  • Yale O. Leftwich

    LK is a very good coach and recruiter;he will also learn about being a head coach from a prime source;happy for him and his family;this is a plus for BAMA fans.

  • Brad Hutchings

    Q: Who reminded Matt Leinart that 82 Sluggo Win was an available audible?
    A: Lane F. Kiffin.

  • B.Miller

    Thats 5 kiffin Stories in a row