The Alabama Crimson Tide kicked off their season on Saturday with a win over West Virginia that wasn’t as comfortable as it probably could have or should have been. But a win is a win for Nick Saban and he’s happy with what he saw out of his offense in the opener.
It was the first game for Lane Kiffin as offensive coordinator of the Crimson Tide and that was something that many pointed to after the near loss to the Mountaineers. But ask Nick Saban what he thought about Kiffin’s first game on his staff and he’ll tell you that fessing up about Kiffin being a good head coach is something you should do.
Saban on Kiffin’s play-calling: “He did a fantastic job. You know, the guy is a really good coach, now. You all need to fess up to that.”
— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) August 31, 2014
Kiffin isn’t a terrible head coach he’s just a highly dislikable character — which is why it comes as no surprise Saban is defending him. If there is one thing Nick Saban does not care about, it’s what people who dislike him say about him, which is why coming to Kiffin’s defense makes a lot of sense.
He’s also coming to the defense of his offensive coordinator who coached an offense that put up a win on Saturday, which is all that matters at the end of the day in Tuscaloosa.