Kiffin hired at Alabama

Alabama has announced the hiring of former USC coach Lane Kiffin as its new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach...

The Alabama football program has announced former USC coach Lane Kiffin has been hired as the Crimson Tide's new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

According to reports, Kiffin interviewed for the position on Thursday.

Prior to Alabama's bowl game against Oklahoma, Kiffin spent eight days in Tuscaloosa serving as an offensive consultant for coach Nick Saban's team.

Kiffin was fired from USC in the early morning hours on Sep. 29 after a 62-41 loss at Arizona State, resulting in a 3-2 start to the 2013 season.

Multiple times throughout the 2012 and 2013 season, Kiffin would reference conversations held with Saban, indicating a close relationship with the Alabama coach.

Both Kiffin and Saban are represented by agent Jimmy Sexton.

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