The Alabama Crimson Tide offense reached new heights in 2014 under the guidance of offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
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The San Francisco 49ers may be reaching into the college ranks to pull one of the biggest names in football: Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Kiffin is a “front-runner” for the same job on newly-hired head coach Jim Tomsula’s staff.
If Kiffin does land the job, it would mark a return to both the NFL and the Bay Area. Kiffin served as head coach of the Oakland Raiders for 20 games from 2007 to 2008, but was fired and vilified by now-deceased owner Al Davis. Kiffin became the head coach for the Tennessee Vols but left after just one year to coach at USC, replacing Pete Carroll. He coached the Trojans for the better part of four seasons before being fired in 2013.
Kiffin landed in Alabama after his firing and helped Nick Saban coach Alabama to the SEC Championship and the College Football Playoffs, which they lost in the first round to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl.