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During a recent ESPN article, Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne revealed that despite reports linking Clemson's Dabo Swinney and Ole Miss' Lane Kiffin as candidates to replace Nick Saban, neither were in the mix to get the job.
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"Immediately, there was speculation that Clemson's Dabo Swinney and Ole Miss' Lane Kiffin were possible candidates. Swinney played and coached at Alabama, and Kiffin worked at Alabama under Saban. Both were part of national championship teams at Alabama," Low wrote.

"Byrne said there were conversations in his circle about a handful of candidates, but sources told ESPN that neither Swinney nor Kiffin was seriously in the mix. Texas' Steve Sarkisian, who, like Kiffin, is also represented by Sexton, was another prominent name mentioned in media reports, but Alabama's leadership knew Sarkisian wasn't going to leave Texas, especially with the Longhorns moving to the SEC next season, sources said."
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greenbean1 month
Kiffin got run out of Ttown so obviously he wasn't going to be considered.
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Coach Prime, Melvin Tucker and Willie Taggart also were not in the running for the job from what I can gather
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sportsaddit682 months
Candidates. Unless you are asking if you can date someone... then it could be canidateplease?
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