Lane Kiffin helping Nick Saban evaluate Alabama's offense

Christian Petersen

Kiffin is back in SEC country at least temporarily, helping prepare the Tide for the Sugar Bowl.

What's former USC head coach Lane Kiffin up to these days? Why, helping Nick Saban out with Alabama's offense ahead of the Sugar Bowl, of course!

No word yet on whether Kiffin has advised Saban to deflate footballs, run swinging gate plays or change jersey numbers to confuse opponents.

Kiffin's Tennessee squad played Alabama in 2009, in one of those "they set football back 50 years" type of contests -- the Tide won, 12-10, in a game that had five field goals and no touchdowns until the final two minutes. One can only guess what kind of offensive wizardry Kiffin can provide to the Tide, whom F/+ has as the 12th-best offense in the land.

Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is rumored to be a hot coaching candidate, and Kiffin made his name as an offensive coordinator with USC. Could the Kiff be returning to coordinating duties with the Tide? Given his history of falling upward, never rule anything out.

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