Scene: Nick Saban's office shortly after Doug Nussmeier resigned as Alabama offensive coordinator.
It's coach Saban if you don't mind. Now, the reason I called is that I need an offensive coordinator and I couldn't think of anyo...you were the first name that came up. So what do you say? You want the job?
A couple days later
Lane, the way this is going to work is that I'll handle all communication with the media. Between now and the start of camp I want you to learn the playbook and watch film on the guys we have coming back. Get to know the guys on offense but don't talk too much. We're going to play this pretty close to the vest.
If they come after me, they'll come after you too. At least this way we'll have someone to blame. Just make sure there's plenty of ice cream and video games in the coaches box upstairs and I'll have one of the graduate assistants take pictures of him during the games.