Lane Kiffin explains his weird tweets, interest in LSU OC job

Lane Kiffin explains his weird tweets, interest in LSU OC job

Lane Kiffin was getting all philosophical on Twitter the past few days.

Or was he?

With tweets like, “If tomato is a fruit does that mean ketchup is a smoothie?” something has to be up, right?

The Florida Atlantic coach and former Alabama offensive coordinator explained why his Tweets had a “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy” feel to them.

“I was scooping ice cream to raise money for kids cancer (research) Saturday,” Kiffin told SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly. “And, one of our board of trustees’ son, Chase Moabury, came with me, and he started saying all these jokes. And I was like, ‘Those are pretty good, you should be a stand-up comedian.’ And so he started putting them on my Twitter. He was like, ‘Hey can I put them on Twitter and tag myself so people will know who I am and I can get followers?’ So I let him do that. Of course with everything people must think that’s a big deal or something’s wrong.”

You can’t blame people for wondering what was up with Kiffin after these gems:

“Hey, my message to everybody if I did care would be: lighten up a little bit. Life’s too short.”

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Of course, there are not too many people who would turn their Twitter over to a high school freshman, much less a college football coach.

Kiffin also revealed there was intrigue to be the offensive coordinator at LSU under Ed Orgeron, who he coached with at USC.

“I was (tempted),” Kiffin said about being the OC at LSU. I really think they are going to win a lot there and do great things. They’ve got some great players coming back, especially their running back. There was intrigue there. We’ve done these things at Alabama and won. We have these great, unique players like Derrick Henry winning the Heisman, and Amari Cooper setting all these records. Derrius Guice easily could win a Heisman. There was some intrigue there. Yes.”  

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He was also asked why people can’t catch Saban and the Tide when it comes to program success.

The answer is easy, according to Kiffin.

“He out-recruits everybody,” Kiffin said. “He is relentless at it. It’s every day, all year long. Whether it’s on the phone, whether it is evaluating guys on film at night at home, he’s relentless about developing relationships in recruiting. 

“He’s got better players than anyone else in the country.”

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Published at Thu, 04 May 2017 17:05:56 +0000