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Nick Saban Gives Lane Kiffin an “A– Chewing” of a Lifetime

Marvin Gentry - USA TODAY Sports

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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