Lane Kiffin Anticipates Amari Cooper Will Leave for NFL
Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin appeared in his first interview since Spring and might have given us some clue as to the future of wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Kiffin joined 103.7 The Buzz during his visit to Arkansas for the Broyles Award. He talked about his first year in Tuscaloosa and the SEC Offensive Player of the Year became the first topic of discussion.
"(Cooper's) been so amazing to work with, so dedicated to the game," Kiffin told the hosts of The Zone on 103.7 in Little Rock. "(He) just always wants to get better, always wanting to watch film.
"It's so great for our young guys to be around and learn from him."
But Kiffin finished his answer about Cooper with some insight into his chances of returning to Alabama for his senior season.
"I don't have to worry about him coming back next year," Kiffin joked. "That's pretty much done."
It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to learn that the junior would leave for the NFL after compiling the best single-season in SEC history, but Cooper hasn't made anything official as of yet. He'll be in New York City on Saturday night for the Heisman Trophy presentation, where he'll hope to become the Crimson Tide's second winner.
Listen to the full interview on 103.7 the Buzz here.