Kiffin prefers not to ban NFL scouts

Alabama head coach Nick Saban recently made headlines when he banned NFL scouts from attending his team’s practices. Despite recent NCAA sanctions restricting those who can watch USC practice, Kiffin was hopeful the ban would not include NFL scouts and would welcome them on his sideline.

“There are a lot of things being looked into here because we’re different than everybody else with all the rules of the NCAA,” Kiffin said. “We’re still trying to figure out once we get to the regular season exactly who’s in and who’s out and how long people are going to be here. That’s an on-going process and one we would have hoped would have been nailed by now but because of the new regime coming in it’s taking us a little bit longer to get that nailed. I would really try not to kick them out because this is extremely valuable for them and our players. I wouldn’t want to take that away from our players. I think our guys practice at a high level and I would like for scouts to see that.”