Lane Kiffin Just Addressed The Nick Saban “Cheating” Allegations
October 26, 2019
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin converse against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Nick Saban and Alabama’s football program were accused of cheating by a rival anonymous coach in an annual survey on the country’s most-underrated and most-overrated coaches, compiled by CBS Sports.“If you had the No. 1 recruiting class in the country every year [you’d win like Nick Saban]. He shows up at every single game with a better roster than the teams he ‘s playing. … If you count cheating and getting the best players in the country as part of running a program, he’s the best in the country. It’s like saying an NFL coach is the best coach in the league if he gets 25 first-round picks every year,” the anonymous coach said.Nick Saban both dominates the recruiting cycle and the college football season. It’s not surprising that other coaches would be jealous of his success.But does he cheat to attain that success?Lane Kiffin says no.The FAU head coach, who worked under Saban in Tuscaloosa for several seasons, appeared on Colin Cowherd’s radio show this afternoon. He addressed the “cheating” allegations.Kiffin says all Nick Saban does is work harder than everyone else.“He’s the best recruiter in the world because of the time he spends,” Kiffin told Cowherd. “He’s on the phone with recruits every single day. At night he has a list of recruits he’s personally calling himself.”“The only cheating they do is he works harder than everybody else.”Alabama’s 2019 class is ranked No. 2 in the country. The Crimson Tide’s 2018 team is opening the year No. 1 in both of the preseason polls.