January 10, 2014 |
Lane Kiffin is back in college football. The former USC head coach has been hired as Alabama's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban announced Friday. "We are excited to have Lane join our staff," Saban said in a statement on Alabama's website. "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.
December 17, 2012 |
It seems unlikely that Ron Jaworski will be rooting for Alabama against Notre Dame in the BCS title game on Jan. 7. And it's definitely unlikely that Jaworski wants to ever be in the same room with Alabama Coach Nick Saban. Saban's name is one that comes up frequently when it comes to college coaches making the jump to the NFL next season. Saban coached the Miami Dolphins for a couple of years, and since leaving that job to take the Alabama reins, he has turned the Crimson Tide into an NCAA powerhouse.
September 19, 2013 |
As if Mack Brown didn't have enough on his mind. . . . Texas' beleagured coach, who is trying to save a season and maybe his job after a 1-2 start, can add a new worry to his list: Texas might already be looking to replace him. The Associated Press has reported that a regent for Texas reached out last January to see if Nick Saban might be interested in the Texas football job. The AP reports a regent, Steve Hicks, and a former regent,...
January 5, 2013 |
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Nick Saban and Brian Kelly dropped strong hints Saturday they would be coaching at Alabama and Notre Dame beyond Monday night's Bowl Championship Series title game. It's understandable the men leading the top two college football teams into the sport's top game would be considered candidates for several NFL vacancies. Saban, seeking his third national title in six years at Alabama, had the more adamant denial. "I don't have any unfinished business in the NFL," Saban said at Saturday's media day at Sun Life Stadium.
August 28, 2012 |
Bob Stoops had first crack at Coach of the 21st Century when he led Oklahoma to the national title in 2000. The Sooners, though, haven't won since. Jim Tressel took Ohio State to the 2002 title, but it would be a lie to say he established more than a one-crown legacy. "Pep-Talk" Pete Carroll led USC to two Associated Press trophies in his first four years but took off for the Northwest just as the Trojans were heading south. Urban Meyer, with his two Bowl Championship Series titles at Florida, was the coach to beat before he burned out, then back in, then out, and then back in. The debate, at least for now, is over.
January 11, 2010 |
Going from college to the pros in coaching might be compared to stepping out of a warm house into a cold and damp Seattle winter. Pete Carroll, get ready to turn your collar up. Maybe there's a reason Carroll was 33-31 as a head coach of the New England Patriots and New York Jets and 97-19 at USC. Maybe his rah-rah personality and having candy-store pick of the talent properly correlate with the disparity between his pro/college win-loss...