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Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin talks with the media during Alabama's offensive press conference for the Peach Bowl, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga. (Vasha Hunt/ via AP) ORG XMIT: ALBIN402

Lane Kiffin said he was tempted by LSU coach Ed Orgeron's efforts late last year to bring him to LSU as an offensive coordinator.

"There was an intrigue there, yes," the former Alabama offensive coordinator and current Florida Atlantic coach said Thursday.

Kiffin was interviewed on the syndicated Sports Talk With Bo Mattingly show on ESPN radio out of Fayetteville, Ark.

"Were you tempted to go back and work with your old friend Ed Orgeron at LSU?" Mattingly asked.

Kiffin was wooed by LSU in the final of his three season in Tuscaloosa as the Tide's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He eventually took the Florida Atlantic head job.

"I was. Cause I really think they're going to win a lot there," Kiffin said. "They have a lot of great players coming back ... especially the running backs.

"So there was an intrigue there. We've done these things at Alabama and won, and had these unique, great players and Derrick Henry winning a Heisman and Amari Cooper setting all the records."

He singled out LSU junior RB Derrius Guice as a similar kind of player who would possibly compete for a Heisman, which as a coach he said he finds intriguing.