Robby Donoho

About Robby Donoho

Robby comes to the south upon his graduation from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He grew up playing basketball in the 'Heartland of Hoops' and dreaming of becoming a sports broadcaster. He lives out his dream today here in Mississippi at WCBI. You can follow Robby on Twitter @RobbyDonoho or contact him via e-mail at robbydonoho@wcbi.com.

Alabama Hires Lane Kiffin as New Offensive Coordinator

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WCBI/ESPN) – Alabama has hired Lane Kiffin as offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN.com on Friday.

(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The sides agreed to a deal and a contract is being completed, sources said.

Kiffin was fired as coach at USC in late September after a 62-41 loss at Arizona State. He registered a 28-15 record in three-plus seasons with the Trojans following a one-year stint at Tennessee, where he was 7-6.

The 38-year-old Kiffin visited with Alabama coach Nick Saban before the Allstate Sugar Bowl “to share ideas and exchange ideas … [for] professional development,” Saban said at the time.

“Lane is a really good offensive coach, and I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for him,” Saban said then. “Just to come in and brainstorm a little bit to get some professional ideas with our guys is a really positive thing.”

Doug Nussmeier left Alabama on Thursday to become offensive coordinator at Michigan.