Alabama football coach Nick Saban made his annual visit to a Senior Bowl practice Tuesday, and he did so knowing that Lane Kiffin was still his offensive coordinator.
How much longer that's the case is not known. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Kiffin was a "front-runner" for the offensive coordinator job with the San Francisco 49ers, and Saban could not say for certain if the former Tennessee head coach would be back for a second season in Tuscaloosa.
"I can't say that right now," Saban told reporters in the Mobile suburb of Fairhope. "I know Lane is committed to us right now, and he's doing the best he can to help recruit and do the things we need to do to have a better team next year. We're hopeful that will continue."
The Crimson Tide won the Southeastern Conference this past season largely because of an offense that averaged a program-record 484.5 yards a game.
Saban also had to address the Tuesday morning arrest of outside linebacker Ryan Anderson, who just completed his redshirt sophomore season. According to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's arrest database, Anderson and a female student, Sierra Patterson, were arrested on misdemeanor charges of third-degree domestic violence and criminal mischief.
Anderson and Patterson each damaged the other one's vehicle, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department report.
"We'll get all the information from him and decide what to do," Saban said.
The 6-foot-2, 258-pound Anderson had 25 tackles and eight tackles for loss this past season.
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