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Fox Sports: Fresno State Would Be The "Perfect" Head Coaching Job For Lane Kiffin

This will probably be Lane Kiffin's final year at Alabama.

Lane Kiffin, 41, has been Alabama's offensive coordinator since 2014, and things have been going very well with the Crimson Tide.

He's ready to be a head coach again, though, and someone is definitely going to offer him a job this offseason.

Where should Kiffin go?

Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel has an idea.

Make no mistake, he’s going to get another head coaching job, likely after this season. Alabama keeps winning, and CBS keeps showing him on the sideline. His ability to get Jalen Hurts playing at such a high level as a true freshman becomes another line on his resume.

It’s not going to be anywhere near as glamorous as Alabama, but I can think of one possibility for sure. Fresno State, his alma mater, is 1-6 and all but certain to fire Tim DeRuyter. It would be the perfect low-profile job at a program where he can win, further restore his image and possibly springboard back to the Pac-12 in a few more years.

It'd be funner if Kiffin could land somewhere more prestigious, but Fresno State probably would be a good first landing spot for the former head coach.