Alabama football: Most likely replacements for Nick Saban

Oddsmakers and prognosticators have been busy projecting who is the most likely fit for Alabama as Nick Saban's replacement on the sidelines.

Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin
Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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. . 3. Lane Kiffin. player. Head Coach. 532. Lane Kiffin. Lane Kiffin.

If it wasn’t for his complicated history with Alabama Kiffin may be the perfect choice. However, Kiffin is regarded, in many ways fairly, as a bit of a loose cannon, and that would be a big change for Alabama’s administration. Saban was the model of consistency, so Kiffin’s entertaining, outspoken, and at times arrogant style might be a tough pill to swallow. 

However, Kiffin has ties to Saban and the program from his three years as the team’s offensive coordinator and has clearly shown an ability to build an SEC program into a winner. Ole Miss might be the dark horse pick to win the conference right now, but Kiffin could become the perennial favorite in the SEC West at Alabama.