Lane Kiffin takes yet another shot at Alabama, says Oklahoma is better
Lane Kiffin has made a habit of trolling Alabama since he parted ways with the program a week before the national championship game in 2017, and the coach is showing no signs of slowing down.
Florida Atlantic University, the school where Kiffin is now the head football coach, is set to take on Oklahoma in its first regular season game this year. Kiffin is looking forward to the challenge, and he managed to take a shot at Alabama while talking about it this week.
— Jake Elman (@JakeElman) June 13, 2018
“(Oklahoma was) No. 2 in the playoffs and Bama was 4,” Kiffin said. “According to that, you’re getting a better team than Bama, so we’ll see.”
You could make the argument that Kiffin was just trying to praise Oklahoma by saying they’re on the same level as the defending national champs, but history would tell us he was taking a swipe at his former employer. After all, this is the same guy who has dedicated stretches of time on Twitter to mocking the Crimson Tide. Even if he was just giving the Sooners their respect, doing it at the expense of Nick Saban’s team almost certainly was not a coincidence.