Kiffin Visits the Tide

This right here is rich:

Former USC coach Lane Kiffin is visiting Alabama this week to evaluate the Crimson Tide’s offense, a source told ESPN on Monday.

Kiffin is a guest of Alabama coach Nick Saban, the source said, and will be in Tuscaloosa “to share ideas and exchange ideas and [for] professional development,” the source said.

At first glance, this doesn’t make a lot sense and is good for a chuckle.  If there’s a pariah in college football, his name starts with Lane and ends with Kiffin.

On the other hand, though, this makes a lot of sense.  (And, no, I don’t think Kiffin is about to join the Tide staff.)  This is all about rehab and if you want a fresh start and a boost to your career, spending some time around Nick Saban and Alabama is about the best thing you can do.

Will it work?  I dunno.  But there are for sure worse things Kiffin could do than spending some time in Tuscaloosa talking football.