Recently-fired Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly made waves earlier this week when it was reported he made an impromptu visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala — this after the free agent offensive guru was connected to three other SEC schools.
On Saturday morning, Alabama coach Nick Saban revealed that Kelly did indeed show up on campus. He downplayed its importance within the context of Monday’s national title bout with Clemson, but his answer didn’t seem to preclude anything after the title game.
“Chip Kelly’s a good friend of myself and a lot of coaches on our staff,” Saban said. “He just happened to be in the area and he stopped by and visited with us for a little bit. Not really anything of significance relative to this game.”
Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin also addressed Kelly’s surprise pit-stop.
“It was good to spend some time with him (and) to bring him in (and) get some different ideas,” Kiffin said, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
- Clemson star: ‘Alabama is like a bully in middle school’
- Clemson lineman thinks another running back is better than Derrick Henry
- Will a top Alabama player have a change of heart and head to the NFL?
- Clemson DB on facing Alabama’s Calvin Ridley: “This isn’t my first rodeo”
- Lane Kiffin jokes about infamous firing from USC
- Kirby Smart gave Clemson QB Deshaun Watson a major compliment
- Alabama QB Jake Coker made a pretty bold statement about Nick Saban