Nick Saban Explains the hiring of Lane Kiffin per NBCsports So Bama fans wear Crimson colored glasses but LSU fans do not wear P&G colored ones? You are saying there is no way Kiffin is going to be successful at Alabama. You doing what you are accusing Bama fans of doing last year. You all loved Nick Saban when he was at LSU but hate him now. What changed? Oh yeah. Feelings toward someone change as soon as that person represents your school or stops representing your school.
No. I am saying he is a bad hire. You were successful without him with much safer OCs. This guy is a proven disaster everywhere he goes. The Risk/Reward ratio is totally skewed. You aren't desperate. Your offense wasn't your problem. This hire is completely un-Sabanlike. And, because of the High Risk - Low Comparative Reward, it is a really bad hire.
He might be successful next year. So what? You have had good offenses for years now. Your offense was not your problem. You could have gotten anyone to do a good job with less baggage than Kiffen. Does Alabama now need to score 50 ppg to win? If so, then what is Saban there for? It makes no sense.
Kiffen WILL blow up and take the program with him down a notch. It will happen. It has never NOT happened. His good offenses at USC were full of players getting paid and now USC has suffered terribly from sanctions. He was a part of that mess, too.
How is this a good hire? Because your offense scores 28 against Auburn or 35 against Oklahoma? Or, because you averaged 40 ppg? You have done that already without him.
Kiffen might be fine next year but at some point his character is going to show. It always does. If you don't believe that, then you don't pay attention to human nature. And, Saban can't control his character.