Lane Kiffin seems to have gone through a maturation process as a coach. The former USC head coach and newly hired Alabama offensive coordinator acknowledged recently that he’s made a ton of mistakes on his journeys as a head coach.
The humbled Kiffin addressed his past during the Crimson Tide’s media day event this morning.
“As you make mistakes, the number one thing you’ve got to do is learn from them,” Kiffin said. “And not just make excuses for them. I’ve made more than anybody, probably. To go through what I’ve gone through and still be fortunate to be here, a coordinator with coach Saban at Alabama, you take some time to reflect on that.”
Between his mid-season firing at USC, an ugly exit from the Raiders and his hate filled departure from Tennessee, Kiffin admitted he had his share of screw ups.
“It took a long time for the Knoxville question,” Kiffin joked when asked about UT. “…We had a great year there. The people were phenomenal there. I really loved being there. It was a unique situation that came about (to be offered the Southern Cal job). You can’t look back. I don’t live that way. You’ve got to live forward.”