Update 2: And here’s the official tweet from Alabama. Kiffin will be the offensive coordinator AND the quarterbacks coach.
Alabama football has hired Lane Kiffin to be its next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. #RollTide
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) January 10, 2014
Update: Kiffin’s deal is for three years, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad. More as we learn it.
Lane Kiffin’s Alabama deal is for 3 years.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 10, 2014
Earlier: Lane Kiffin may have yet again landed one of the hottest jobs in college football. According to ESPN, the former USC head coach will be hired as Alabama’s next offensive coordinator. Kiffin was let go from his position with the Trojans back in late September after a lackluster start to the 2013 campaign.
Breaking: Sources tell ESPN that former USC coach Lane Kiffin will be the next offensive coordinator at Alabama. http://t.co/6HiXmF8KP0
— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) January 10, 2014
Thursday, it was reported that Doug Nussmeier would be leaving the Crimson Tide to become the offensive coordinator at Michigan. Nussmeier replaces Al Borges, who was let go by the Wolverines earlier in the day.
Kiffin has previously been head coach at USC, Tennessee and the NFL’s Oakland Raiders.