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Lane Kiffin Still Talking $h!t: Says Tua Tagovailoa Would Have Left Bama if He Didn’t Play in Title Game (VIDEO)
Lane Kiffin takes the FAU Owls from 3-9 to 11-3, and all of a sudden he’s ready to burn all the bridges.
Prior to the CFP Championship Game on Monday, Kiffin ripped Alabama coach Nick Saban for yelling at his assistant coaches too much. Then, during the game itself, Kiffin got on Twitter and criticized Saban’s play-calling.
Keep in mind, Saban basically resurrected Kiffin’s coaching career by hiring him as his offensive coordinator in 2014, after he had failed in the NFL and flamed out at Tennessee and USC. But apparently there were some hurt feelings when Kiffin left Alabama for Florida Atlantic University right before the 2017 CFP Championship Game.
On Tuesday Kiffin brought his war on Nick Saban to the Dan Patrick Show. There he claimed freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the unlikely hero who orchestrated Alabama’s comeback win over Georgia on Monday night, would have left Alabama if he hadn’t gotten into the National Championship game.
“If this second half doesn’t flip like this, and Alabama is moving the ball and doesn’t change [quarterbacks], people that really know what’s going on would tell you that Tua was leaving,” Kiffin said. “Because Tua thought that he should be the starting quarterback and had outperformed [Jalen Hurts] in practice and coach never gave him an opportunity.”
As you probably know, Tagovailoa went 14-for-24 after replacing Hurts after halftime, throwing for 166 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Crimson Tide from a 13-0 deficit to a 26-23 overtime victory.
“How this second half played out changes college football,” Kiffin continued, “because Tua is going to be one of the best quarterbacks in college football.”
Yeah, you know that Nick Saban is such a poor judge of talent! Those five National Championships in nine seasons were all luck!
Seriously, somebody make Lane Kiffin pee in a cup.
Hat Tip – [theScore]