Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has already interviewed for the Maryland Terrapins' head coaching position, and all signs are currently pointing to this being his last season in Tuscaloosa. Will he head to Maryland. What's next for the former USC head man? Here's 3 Schools Lane Kiffin Could Coach For Next Season.
The school has everything Kiffin needs to reestablish himself as a legit head coaching power -- SEC resources, a powerful recruiting foothold in the South and a familiarity factor for Kiffin with the state's high schools thanks to his time at Alabama. Kiffin would also be taking over a program that won't run him out of town if he posts a couple back-to-back nine win seasons to open things up. He'll have time to develop his groove, as long as he can show forward progress.
Miami is set to swing for the fences after the Al Golden Error. Kiffin's a big enough name to appease the casual fans who have stopped showing up to Canes games. In addition, Kiffin has a great reputation among a great deal of the Southern recruits Miami has already been trying to lure away from the bright lights of SEC football. Kiffin's personality fits the new attitude that The U is desperately seeking. There's a chance he won't be able to save the program from itself, but it'd make for must-see TV to watch him try.
Kiffin's already interviewed here. He fits with the Maryland athletic department's current goal of busting their way into some sort of relevance in a top-heavy Big Ten. The Terrapins have a sneakily good recruiting base already, and there would be a distinct lack of pressure here as Kiffin attempts to get his sea legs as a head coach again. Plus, if he can somehow lead Maryland to the top of the college football mountain, it'd be a huge jolt to his legacy and the first step towards walking out of his dad's (Monte Kiffin) shadow.