It’s the time you’ve all been waiting for: Lane Kiffin speaks! The good folks at Al.com were on hand for a speaking engagement for the former USC-head-coach-turned-Alabama-offensive-coordinator.
Nick Saban and Pete Carroll couldn't have more different personalities. But Kiffin, who works under Saban now at Alabama and got his start under Carroll at USC, sees at least one similarity between the two successful head coaches.
Say what you will about Kiffin's past, but his future at Alabama seems bright considering the talent he inherits on offense. Kiffin promises a "half and half" offense led by a group of tailbacks who could see their roles expand some this season. Kiffin even took the time to thank Jimbo Fisher for sending Alabama its former backup quarterback Jacob Coker.
Auburn wants to add to its total number of national championships. And former coach Tommy Tuberville is on board with claiming the 2004 title.
Remember Ryan Perrilloux? The former LSU quarterback will start under center for the New Orleans Voodoo for the second time this season.
The more eyes the better? The SEC is looking into it as it plans to experiment with an eight-man officiating crew this season, rotating to where it sees all 14 teams.
Alabama continues to have trouble filling its 2015 schedule. Bill Battle, the Crimson Tide’s athletic director, says “we’d take anybody.”
There have been too many football and basketball players leave school early as underclassmen only to go undrafted. SEC commissioner Mike Slive says the league is ready to begin research into how to provide more reliable information for its athletes.
Arkansas cornerback Chris Murphy may or may not return to Fayetteville. The true freshman enrolled early and participated in spring practices, but coach Bret Bielema is uncertain whether he’ll come back to school amid reports that he’ll transfer.
Black Friday football isn’t going anywhere. Missouri-Arkansas has been moved up a day to Nov. 28, CBS announced. Kickoff will come at 1:30 p.m. CT.