If you missed yesterday’s contest between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, you didn’t miss much in terms of action until the waning moments of a blowout game. With the Tide seemingly in cruise control and looking to run out the clock, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin called what appeared to be an ill-advised call that resulted in a fumble and a turnover on downs.
While turnovers are enough to send head coach Nick Saban into a tailspin, it was what ensued a few plays later that caused the “a– chewing” as Saban called it, to follow. So far in this early season, the Tide had given up merely 9 points (all field goals), and after the turnover, with the backups in the game, Alabama allowed its first touchdown of the season on a coverage error.
Being a defensive-minded coach as he is, the coverage error, combined with what he felt was a play call that should have never happened, sent Saban over the top and absolutely ripped Kiffin a new one.
While Kiffin is still considered the boy wonder in terms of play-calling, it is safe to say he will be more cautious in his late-game calls from now on. Take a look at the exchange below.
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