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    Article In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin
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    When the Crimson Tide nation woke up Monday to the news that Lane Kiffin would not be staying on through Alabama’s national championship rematch against Clemson, the initial surprise was quickly overtaken by a sense of inevitability. The marriage between the management styles of Nick Saban and […]

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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    So is he totally gone or not?


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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    Quote Originally Posted by dvldog View Post
    So is he totally gone or not?


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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    Good commentary. Thanks.
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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

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    Yes.
    Awesome. Next man up. RTR!


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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    Coach Saban will always do what he thinks is the right thing to give his team the best chance to be successful. That's exactly what he did here with Kiffin. Thanks Jess for the great write up of the current situation. I for one,am optimistic that we have a better chance of winning this next game with Kiffin gone and Sark doing the job.

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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    I have two forks for him. Who wants other one he is DONE

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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    Is the lack of progress by Hurts that CNS is concerned about due to lack of developmental time by Kiffin with Hurts during the mini-camp portion of Peach Bowl preparation? If so I assume it is too late to do anything about that now?

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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    Quote Originally Posted by bodiddle View Post
    Is the lack of progress by Hurts that CNS is concerned about due to lack of developmental time by Kiffin with Hurts during the mini-camp portion of Peach Bowl preparation? If so I assume it is too late to do anything about that now?
    It was the entire ball of wax. Lane's head wasn't in the game. He was sleep walking through the game and it became evident to Saban (and to everyone who watched the game) that the playcalling left everyone going "HUH?!?!" The dude has mentally moved on and it could have cost us the game. This is the best move to make considering the circumstances. It's time to cut bait and move on. I'd rather deal with the change than put my faith in an employee who has long checked out.
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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    Kiffin did good work all the QBs he's had. When I first heard Kiffin had been hired, I hoped he would make a point of learning from Saban so he would not screw up his next HC opportunity. Unfortunately, I don't think he has taken full advantage of such a wonderful opportunity to learn from the best. Good luck to him at FAU. Next one up - Sark.
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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    A dozen times during the Washington game I wondered aloud if Kiffin had his heart in coaching Alabama. Guess I was right.

    Maybe Coach Saban finally heard me over my TV screaming...

    RUN THE BALL

    Except what I said was not printable on this forum.

    That game had many peculiar calls by LK. (Putting it nicely guys)

    I had great hopes he would grow up and learn from Coach Saban.

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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    Quote Originally Posted by bodiddle View Post
    Is the lack of progress by Hurts that CNS is concerned about due to lack of developmental time by Kiffin with Hurts during the mini-camp portion of Peach Bowl preparation? If so I assume it is too late to do anything about that now?
    That was part of the decision, yes. Certainly significant from the list of technical football issues.

    Best we can tell, there was no specific "conduct issue" (since the season's end) to get him finally cut loose from the program but rather an assortment of little things. But he's been on shaky ground since the spring. The megathread here about it is a good primer for what happened and it finally got to a point that Saban didn't either (a) want to manage anymore or (b) didn't think he could manage it anymore and it not hurt the team. If you're going to preach accountability to the kids, you've got to hold the coaches to at least the same standard, and in the end, he did.

    My personal take is that he thought he'd have head coaching offers streaming in by the end of his second year here and when that didn't happen, he started counting down the days. Working for Saban is not easy. Saban's more likely a 5-to-8 guy than an 8-to-5 guy and that act isn't for everyone, especially not someone with Lane's makeup.
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    Re: In the end, the ending was so Lane Kiffin

    I hope we finish strong and take home the trophy. It would be a great testament to this team and the program. I hope next year we can concentrate on the team enjoying what ever success they may have and not be constantly bombarded by the drama associated with who our OC/DC/or HC is or is going to be. Probably wishful thinking on my part.

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