ATLANTA — So far, so good for new Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
The Crimson Tide survived a scare from West Virginia, topping the Mountaineers 33-23 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Kiffin's offense racked up 538 yards and 6.6 yards per play under the direction of quarterback Blake Sims, who played the entire game as Florida State transfer Jake Coker stood with his helmet in hand on the sideline.
"You know, the guy's a really good coach now," head coach Nick Saban said. "You guys need to fess up to that. Most places that don't like him, it's because he left, and they were mad because he left. They weren't mad because of anything he did while he was there."
Did that statement ring true throughout this matchup? Find out in our list of the five biggest takeaways from Kiffin's debut.