Lane Kiffin added another bus-related incident to his resumé in the hours after Alabama defeated Clemson for the national championship.
According to several reports (including a College Gameday tweet), Kiffin — the Crimson Tide offensive coordinator — was left behind at University of Phoenix Stadium when the Alabama team buses departed without him.
Monday’s incident no doubt brought the 40-year-old back to an infamous night in 2013, when — following a loss — USC athletic director Pat Haden pulled Kiffin off the Trojans team bus, fired him and left him to catch his own ride back to campus.
“It’s never the perfect time,” Haden told the New York Times afterwards, “but I thought this was the right time.”
Following that season, Kiffin signed on as a coordinator with Nick Saban, for whom he orchestrated a 473-yard performance in Monday’s title game.
Here was the moment when Kiffin realized his ride was gone:
— John Hayes (@JohnHayesESPN) January 12, 2016
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