The college football world was rocked with the announcement that Lane Kiffin was coming to Tuscaloosa as the new offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Now it appears that the former signal-caller may think there is more to this hire than meets the eye.
Gulp. This “Kiffin hired secretly as coach-in-waiting” theory is starting to make some sense. #Bama assistants fleeing
— Michael Carvell (@RecruitingAJC) January 12, 2014
Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution alludes in the above tweet that the departure of members of the Alabama coaching staff may be related to the Kiffin hire.
While it’s clear that Kiffin is replacing Doug Nussmeier as offensive coordinator, AL.com now is reporting that defensive line coach Chris Rumph is leaving to join the Texas Longhorns staff.
The AJC has a reputation among the Tide faithful for trumping up stories that put Alabama in a bad light to the aid of the Georgia Bulldogs’ recruiting efforts. But someone who may have insider knowledge appears to agree: