After weeks of speculation about Lane Kiffin's future in Tuscaloosa, it appears the Alabama offensive coordinator has gotten another shot as a head coach.

ESPN reported Monday morning that Kiffin has accepted an offer from Florida Atlantic to become their head coach.

Kiffin will take over a program that went 3-9 for three consecutive years under Charlie Patridge and hasn't had a winning season since 2008 when Howard Schnellenberger was running the program. It will be his first head coaching role since being fired mid-season by Southern Cal in 2013.

The three-year stay in Tuscaloosa would have to be considered a big success for Kiffin, who orchestrated an offense that saw a first-year starter every season. The Crimson Tide made the College Football Playoff all three years, winning one national championship and three SEC Championships.

ESPN also reported that Kiffin is expected to remain with the team through the College Football Playoff.

Nick Saban will have his weekly Monday press conference later today as Alabama begins preparations for Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl so we will hear his thoughts on Kiffin's departure.

 

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