Lane Kiffin’s last tenure in the NFL was a rocky one, but after stops at Tennessee, USC and now Alabama, the former Oakland Raiders head coach could be headed back to the league.
MMQB detailed the possibility, noting everything Kiffin has done at Alabama and how that has set up his return to the pros:
“Trust me when I say this: NFL people respect the job he’s done there. “I think he’d instantly upgrade an NFL offense, he’s arguably one of the best offensive minds in the game,” said one area scout assigned to the Tide. “He’s able to adapt in terms of personnel. The offense this year is completely different in style and play-calling than it was last year with [Derrick] Henry.” If Kiffin doesn’t land at LSU, expect him to get some calls from the pros.”
LSU insider Mike Detillier, friend of Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron, is calling his shot, most recently saying Saturday’s SEC title game against Florida will be the last time Kiffin coaches for Alabama (per SDS).
Kiffin has been rumored to top gigs such as LSU’s offensive coordinator position and the Houston head coaching job.
Kiffin has also been rumored for other positions, such as the head coaching job at Oregon. Oregon fired head coach Mark Helfrich on Tuesday.