Apparently, Lane Kiffin could have been part of ESPN’s national championship game coverage.
As reported by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy on Monday, the network asked the former Alabama offensive coordinator to be part of its “Coaches Film Room” show on ESPNEWS during its MegaCast Production for the national championship game between Clemson and the Crimson Tide on Monday night. However, Kiffin declined the opportunity.
Shortly after Alabama parted with the current Florida Atlantic coach after the Peach Bowl, some Twitter users asked ESPN to include Kiffin in its national championship game coverage. That’s not surprising, given how Kiffin’s presence during the broadcast would have offered inside knowledge of the Crimson Tide’s program for everyone to enjoy. It would have been must-see television in so many ways.
Still, it’s probably a wise move that Kiffin declined the opportunity. Instead, he will watch the game from Boca Raton, Fla., where Florida Atlantic is located.
As shown in this ESPN release, the “Coaches Film Room” will feature Boston College’s Steve Addazio, Syracuse’s Dino Babers, North Carolina State’s Dave Doeren, Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre, Baylor’s Matt Rhule and BYU’s Kalani Sitake.
Still, it would have been pretty sweet to see Kiffin part of this.