LSWho? Reports say Kiffin headed to Houston

Lane Kiffin
Lane Kiffin AP

While it’s not yet official, it looks as if Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will be leaving Tuscaloosa to take the head coaching job at Houston.

Both and USA Today report that Kiffin has been selected to replace Tom Herman as the new coach for the Cougars. Kiffin has been at Alabama for three years. The No. 1 Crimson Tide are set to play Washington on Dec. 31 in the College Football Playoff. It is not known if Kiffin will finish out his postseason duties with coach Nick Saban if and when the Houston job becomes finalized.

Kiffin was at the top of recently named LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s list to be the offensive coordinator of the Tigers. LSU under Orgeron offered Alabama commit Tua Tagovailoa, which led to St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan to withdraw his commitment to the Tigers and open up his recruiting.

SEC Country reports that Tagovailoa and his family called Brennan and his family to let them know that the quarterback from Hawaii remained committed to Alabama.

The Sun Herald will have more on this story as it develops.