The Alabama offensive coordinator had been talking to reporters after his team defeated Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship on Monday when he realized the Crimson Tide buses had left him behind, according to USA Today.
Lane Kiffin helped #Alabama win the national title tonite yet just got left behind by the team buses.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 12, 2016
The Alabama team buses aren't here anymore. Lane Kiffin is. pic.twitter.com/CoerIM49VA— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) January 12, 2016
ESPN's John Hayes tweeted footage of a reporter trying to talk to Kiffin after he had been left behind.
It seems that Kiffin eventually found a ride home, tweeting a picture from aboard a bus early Tuesday morning.
This isn't the first time that Kiffin's had bad luck with bus transportation after football games. In 2013, when he was coach of the University of Southern California Trojans, Kiffin was fired upon his arrival at Los Angeles International Airport after his team lost 62-41 to Arizona State, where the team bus left without him, according to InsideUSC.
I'm told Lane Kiffin told the bus to wait but then #USC administrators told it to go back to campus without him— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 29, 2013
I heard Lane Kiffin left his bag on team bus because he thought his meeting with Pat Haden would be brief and routine matter #USC— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 29, 2013
Kiffin, though, was in good spirits when talking to reporters about his infamous firing before Monday's championship game.
Lane Kiffin asked about his firing from USC "Were you actually fired on the tarmac?" Kiffin joked "I was a good 20 yards off the tarmac."— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) January 9, 2016