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Lane Kiffin gets really pissed off if anyone other than him jokes about Nick Saban

Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban talk at midfield before the game
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Nick Saban has revived many coaching careers, but Lane Kiffin is the most appreciative.

As controversial as he can be, Alabama fans have become open to wanting Kiffin to be the head coach of Crimson Tide football when Saban retires. Saban gave Kiffin another opportunity when no one else would, hiring him to be Alabama’s offensive coordinator from 2014 to 2016. Kiffin gave the Tide a new identity on offense, helping it to a 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, three Southeastern Conference titles, and a Heisman Memorial Trophy winner (Derrick Henry).

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Kiffin will crack jokes on Saban from time to time, but he highly respects him. He values Saban so much that it ‘pisses him off’ when anyone other than him jokes about Saban. Kiffin explained it on College Sports via SiriusXM Radio.

He wants to build Ole Miss into a winning program, but Kiffin is auditioning well to be the next Alabama head coach.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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