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Nick Saban explains himself about hiring Lane Kiffin

What the heck was Nick Saban thinking when he hired Lane Kiffin to be Alabama’s offensive coordinator?

The Crimson Tide coach let some of his mind be known to Dennis Dodd of on Monday at the annual AFCA coaches convention.

“I’ve known him for a long time,” Saban told Dodd. “I always thought he was a really good coach. All his issues come from something we’re not asking him to do.”

Kiffin’s main issues are relating to, and interacting with, humans. These just so happen to be issues critical to being a good football coach. Unless Saban plans on having Kiffin coach his offense from a subterranean bunker, sealed off from humanity, then these issues are likely to reemerge at some point.