VIDEO: Alabama Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin Will Not Coach In National Championship

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ABOVE VIDEO: Lane Kiffin will not be coaching the Alabama offense when the Crimson Tide take on Clemson in the College Football Playoff title game on Jan. 9.

(ESPN) – Lane Kiffin will not be coaching the Alabama offense when the Crimson Tide take on Clemson in the College Football Playoff title game on Jan. 9.

Kiffin has already accepted the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic University, but he was expected to continue at Alabama through the end of the season. Now, Steve Sarkisian takes over as offensive coordinator ahead of schedule.

“We made the decision because it was in the best interest of our players, our program and for Lane for him to assume his duties at Florida Atlantic,” Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN Monday. “We mutually agreed that this was best for both programs.”

Saban said Sarkisian, who had already been named Kiffin’s successor, will be in charge of Alabama’s game plan for the championship game.

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