published Thursday, January 9th, 2014

AP Source: Ex-UT Vols coach Lane Kiffin being considered by Alabama as offensive coordinator

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    Lane Kiffin, one-time UT Vols and Southern California coach, has been hire by Alabama as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
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By RALPH D. RUSSO

AP College Football Writer

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press former Southern California coach Lane Kiffin is being considered by Alabama to replace offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because Nussmeier's departure to Michigan was not yet official and the search for his replacement was not being made public.

The person says there is mutual interest between Kiffin and Alabama coach Nick Saban. Kiffin has been out of work since being fired by USC in late September. He spent a week in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last month exchanging ideas with Tide coaches and observing Alabama.

Kiffin runs a pro-style offense that Saban favors.

The 38-year-old was 28-15 in three-plus seasons with USC. He was also head coach at Tennessee and for the Oakland Raiders.

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