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Alabama’s team bus cannot stop leaving Lane Kiffin behind at the Playoff

It happened again.

Alabama won the national championship last year, and when the Tide’s team bus rolled out of the stadium in Arizona, it was missing Bama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.

The Tide just left him behind. The guy coordinated an offense that dropped 45 points on Clemson in the biggest game of the year, and they just left him behind. Kiffin had been busy talking to reporters, probably about how his team had just scored 45 points.

Fast-forward one year, and Kiffin has suffered another bus-related indignity. ESPN’s Chris Low has the dispatch from Atlanta, where the Tide are readying to face Washington in a Peach Bowl Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Eve (3 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Lane Kiffin was left behind by the Alabama team buses — again.

This time, it was following Alabama's media day session Thursday morning for the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Kiffin was the last person from the Alabama contingent doing interviews after the hour-long session ended, and by the time he got out of the Georgia Dome locker room and to where the buses were supposed to be, they were already headed back to the team hotel in downtown Atlanta.

"Yep, got left again," cracked Kiffin ...

Let’s not forget the time Kiffin got locked out of Bryant-Denny Stadium during spring ball, either, because that also happened.

Kiffin’s still coaching with the Tide on their current Playoff run, even though he’s already accepted the head job at FAU for next season. Maybe the Owls will be more diligent about not leaving Kiffin off their chartered vehicles.