GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Lane Kiffin almost took a job that would have really pissed off Alabama fans

This would have been nuts.

Lane Kiffin is the head coach at Florida Atlantic University, but before he accepted the job, Kiffin was rumored to be interested in becoming the next offensive coordinator at rival LSU.

That's no longer a rumor, as Kiffin confirmed he did consider taking the LSU offensive coordinator job with head coach Ed Orgeron.

Via The Spun:

"Kiffin admitted today to sportscaster Bo Mattingly that he considered leaving Alabama to join Ed Orgeron at LSU. Multiple reports late in the 2016 season said the Tigers had interest in bringing the talented offensive mind aboard."

Kiffin moving to LSU may have ostensibly been a lateral move for Kiffin, but it's become clear in recent months that the Nick Saban and Kiffin marriage wasn't going to last much longer.

It's fair to believe Kiffin would have had a better relationship working with Orgeron at LSU, but he ultimately took the head coaching opportunity.

LSU still landed a good offensive coordinator in Matt Canada, so they should be fine, but this definitely a fun "What if?" question.