Kiffin announces he's staying at Alabama

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin runs drills during practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.

Lane Kiffin has been on the move for much of his football coaching career.

Not this time.

Alabama's offensive coordinator announced Saturday that he will return for a second season on Nick Saban's staff. Kiffin said he was "definitely" coming back before the Crimson Tide's season-ending loss in the Sugar Bowl, but he was linked last Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator vacancy by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

"This time of year, there are lots of things out there regarding other coaching opportunities," Kiffin said through a release, "but I want to reaffirm my commitment to the University of Alabama, Coach Saban and our team. I'm excited about what our offensive staff was able to accomplish last year, but I also think there are a lot of things we can do a better job of in terms of putting our players in the best situation to have success."