Lane Kiffin calls Nick Saban a liar for quote about assistants
There remains no love lost between Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban.
After Saban said in an interview that he doesn’t believe he yells at his assistants very often, Kiffin, his former offensive coordinator, made clear that he felt Saban was not telling the truth while linking to the story.
coach Nick Saban: “I don’t yell at my assistants very much at all…” Are these real quotes? I don't get upset at my coaches much?? We tell our players to control their emotions during the game bc when emotions go up decision making goes down but…. RTR https://t.co/EurFYX2hzw
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) January 7, 2018
The Pinocchio face says it all. Kiffin, now the coach at Florida Atlantic, has made clear what he thought of his time at Alabama, and it definitely paints a very different picture than the one Saban offers up. He even goes so far as to more or less accuse Saban of holding himself to a double standard with regard to keeping his emotions in check. It’s transparently obvious that Kiffin doesn’t think much of some of Saban’s methods — and his perceived denial of them.