Source: Tide to interview Lane Kiffin


Former USC coach Lane Kiffin is interviewing Thursday to be the offensive coordinator at Alabama, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Doug Nussmeier left the Crimson Tide on Thursday to become offensive coordinator on Brady Hoke's staff at Michigan.

The 38-year-old Kiffin visited with Alabama coach Nick Saban prior to the Sugar Bowl "to share ideas and exchange ideas ... [for] professional development," Saban said at the time.

"Lane is a really good offensive coach, and I've always had a tremendous amount of respect for him," Saban said then. "Just to come in and brainstorm a little bit to get some professional ideas with our guys is a really positive thing."

Kiffin was fired by USC in late September after a 62-41 loss at Arizona State. He registered a 28-15 record with the Trojans following a one-year stint at Tennessee, where he was 7-6.

Nussmeier helped the Tide to averages of 38.2 points and 454.1 yards per game this season.

Joe Schad of ESPN contributed to this report.

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