Nick Sabin, Alabama, Lane Kiffin discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller


Lane kiffin from chapter three, origins of a champion, Nick Sabin and Alabama's crimson tide lane kiffin has been a head coach with the Oakland Raiders in the NFL and at Tennessee USC and Florida Atlantic. In the college ranks far purposes, Nick Sabin hired Kevin as offensive coordinator for Alabama on January tenth, two thousand fourteen where he served until January second, two thousand seventeen otherwise known as the week before Alabama's national championship game against Clemson, the tide lost thirty five thirty one. This listen can play on two levels representing what I believe to be a conflict inside kipness head about his years with Sabin. On the one hand, he wants to be respectful about Sabin and grateful for the opportunity to have worked at Alabama. But on the other, there are more than a couple of clues that he thinks Savin should've listened to a more now replaced him before the championship game, and. D'amitie never let him go for what it's worth. I enjoyed this interview immensely. Here's link given. Can you start at the beginning in terms of your relationship with Nick Sabin, how you met, and what were the circumstances. Well, I think the first time probably meaning to save him besides the handshake somewhere would have been going to you see as head coach of Tennessee. I'd spoken to on the phone before that. Actually one time when he first got Alabama called asked me about coming. There was offense coordinator when he went from Miami to Alabama house at US season system at the time and side of the state USC. But the first time in person would have been, I want to see, you know, and you have the lead meetings there and they SEC now is back in two thousand nine, right? When you went to Tennessee, sir, at the time, did you have an opinion about saving as a coach and more importantly, did you see yourself in the same philosophical world in terms of how you both approached coaching, or did you see the two of you as being quite distinctive from one another? You know, obviously not having work. With him. I saw him just watched him and I really wasn't hammered with how as teams played. As far as toughness. You know, he always watch him. Play knew was gonna be a bloodbath type of game, you know, on both sides of the ball and then disciplined. You know, very often they didn't make a lot of mistakes, not many dumb penalties and things like that. So you know, obviously wanted to, you know, eventually become a head coach in when I did have have teams play like that was that part of the motivation for you to ultimately go work with saving at Alabama, even though it wasn't going to be a head coaching position for yourself? Definitely, you know the chance to go work with him for what you would learn, you know, on a daily basis. And when I went with him, you know, obviously already been winning championships and every year you know being there, you know top five and then the your type team. So it was a. Great opportunity. And you know, that was the reason for number one reason for going was to learn for him. Did you have any trepidation about working for him? I mean, I had talked to people in need are stories and things, but you know, I felt that you know those things that people had talked about, you know, whatever those difficulties or that environment was was worth it compared to what she would learn. You know, from going there, a lot of people in the business, including some astute college football analysts talked about the fact that they were very aware of the kind of Faustian bargain that you kind of had made with yourself. Sometimes savings seemed to be pretty tough on you even in games in front of a big crowd. But people talked about the fact that you had kind of maybe developed this shell in exchange for being that close to his coaching prowess, and you're going to then be able to take it with. When you left, do you think there's some validity to that? Yeah, I think that's very fair..

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