Did Lane Kiffin take another subtle shot at Nick Saban and Alabama?

Even with both the college and pro football seasons over, Lane Kiffin is still finding ways to make headlines and nip at the heels of Nick Saban.

After the Philadelphia Eagles took down the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, offensive tackle Lane Johnson had some strong words for how the Patriots run their organization.

“I just think that The Patriot Way is a fear-based organization,” Johnson said on Friday’s episode of Pardon My Take. “Obviously, do they win? Hell yes, they win. They’ve won for a long time. Do I think people enjoy and can say, ‘I had a lot of fun playing there’? No, I don’t. That’s just the God’s honest truth. They’re successful, but when they go to interviews, they act like [expletive] robots. Hey, stop being a [expletive]head. We can be cordial for a little bit. You only get to do this job one time, so let’s have fun while we’re doing it. Not to be reckless, but I’d much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be miserable and win five Super Bowls. But hey, it is what it is.”

That description is eerily similar to how a lot of  people would describe Alabama, given Nick Saban’s no nonsense approach to things and how similar he is to his former boss Bill Belichick.

And of course Kiffin chimed in, seeming to echo Johnson’s critical comments.

Kiffin has taken some subtle jabs at the way Saban runs his program while also praising how successful Saban and the Crimson Tide have been. Alabama did play a huge role in reshaping Kiffin’s career after he was fired at USC.

In his first year at Florida Atlantic, Kiffin went 11-3 and brings back a talented team that could challenge for a New Year’s 6 bowl. Kiffin also recently landed a commitment from former Alabama running back BJ Emmons.

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