TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Lane Kiffin is back for Year 2 as Alabama's offensive coordinator, despite being up for at least one NFL job.

Kiffin faces a much different challenge this year with another search for a starting quarterback and no Amari Cooper. But for the Crimson Tide just having him back is good news.

Reportedly a candidate for the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator job, Kiffin stuck with coach Nick Saban and the Tide.

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He said Sunday at Alabama's media day that ''this chapter wasn't over yet.''

The former Southern California, Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Volunteers head coach guided one-year starting quarterback Blake Sims to a school record for passing yards en route to the national semifinals.

Gone are Sims, Cooper and seven other offensive starters.