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LSU Insider Michael Detillier: SEC Championship Will Be Lane Kiffin's Final Game At Alabama

Could the rumored Lane Kiffin LSU move happen after this weekend? Despite Alabama's College Football Playoff future, an LSU insider believes that may be the case.

Michael Detillier, football analyst for WWL-870, was on 1045 ESPN Radio in Baton Rouge's After Further Review, and said that this weekend's SEC Championship will be Kiffin's final game as Alabama offensive coordinator.

Kiffin leaving for LSU at some point would not be a huge surprise, at this point. There have been reports since Ed Orgeron had his interim tag removed that he was looking to bring in his old boss from Tennessee and USC as offensive coordinator. And while leaving the ring factory in Tuscaloosa may seem questionable, Kiffin may want to prove that he can be an elite coordinator away from Saban again, before he shoots for another big-time head coaching job.

But why the rush? If Kiffin gets offered a head coaching job this year, it makes sense to leave to get started on recruiting for 2017. But Orgeron has things fairly well in place at LSU. In 2014, Tom Herman had already accepted the Houston head coaching job, and stayed on with Ohio State as coordinator through the national championship. Things worked out okay there.

We'll have to wait and see what happens. It doesn't make a ton of sense that Kiffin would leave for another coordinator role before seeing Alabama through the College Football Playoff, but if he was to leave for LSU, it'd be a nice shot across the bow by one of the Tide's chief SEC West rivals.

[Saturday Down South]