Lane Kiffin added a national championship to his resume on Monday night as Alabama held on for a 45-40 victory over Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship.
However, not everything went so smoothly for him that night.
After the game, the Crimson Tide team buses apparently left the University of Phoenix Stadium without conducting a head count. As a result, the 40-year-old offensive coordinator got left behind while he was talking to reporters.
John Hayes @johnP_hayes
Here's Lane Kiffin talking to @BruceFeldmanCFB & getting left behind by the Alabama team buses "Will you st... https://t.co/9AiXiF49Oj1/12/2016, 7:18:40 AM
Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB
Lane Kiffin helped #Alabama win the national title tonite yet just got left behind by the team buses.1/12/2016, 7:04:03 AM
George Schroeder @GeorgeSchroeder
After the Alabama team buses rolled out without him, Lane Kiffin rolled back into the stadium. https://t.co/GEPFW2dud21/12/2016, 7:17:21 AM
College GameDay @CollegeGameDay
The Alabama team buses aren't here anymore. Lane Kiffin is. https://t.co/CoerIM49VA1/12/2016, 7:15:43 AM
Kiffin at least had a sense of humor about the situation.
"First, I get fired [by USC] on the tarmac, and now I get left behind at the national championship," Kiffin said "half-jokingly," according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.
There were a lot of people to account for, and this was no ordinary environment, so one could understand how something like this might happen, given the circumstances. Fortunately, it appears as though Kiffin and his kids eventually got a ride.
Kiffin luckily had no problem making it in time for the flight back to Tuscaloosa:
Lane Kiffin @Lane_Kiffin
No huddle wore out Knoxie. #LeftByBus https://t.co/hCKo2bEavG1/12/2016, 8:23:07 AM
[Twitter, h/t USA Today's FTW]