Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator and former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin is now a favorite to make a return to the Bay Area as former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman's replacement.
Here's ESPN's Adam Schefter with the report:
Alabama OC Lane Kiffin is a front-runner for 49ers OC job. Colts special assistant to HC Rob Chudzinski also under consideration.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 18, 2015
Kiffin, 39, landed his first head coaching gig with the Raiders before the 2007 season after serving as USC's offensive coordinator the year prior. After being fired by the Raiders one month into the 2008 campaign, he resurfaced as the University of Tennessee's 21st head coach on December 1, 2008.
He would move on to USC to become their head coach just a year later, spending four years in Southern California before being fired on September 28, 2013. Kiffin wouldn't be without a job for too long, as he'd be hired on to replace Doug Nussmeier as Alabama's offensive coordinator a few months later.
Kiffin did a solid job with the Crimson Tide's offense in 2014, leading the Tide to a top-20 finish in scoring offense (36.9 ppg, 16th) as Bama earned a berth in the first-ever College Football Playoff.
The other name listed, Colts special assistant Rob Chudzinski, was the Cleveland Browns' head coach in 2013 after spending two years as the Carolina Panthers' offensive coordinator.
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