Lane Kiffin moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to take a new job as offensive coordinator with the University of Alabama football team.
That left him with the problem of what to do with the Los Angeles house he lived in while coaching the USC Trojans.
Presumably, Lane didn’t see himself returning to California any time soon, especially since his position was terminated so abruptly.
So, he made the decision to sell; last December, he put the house on the market for just under $7 million.
Now, the Los Angeles Times reports that, after three months, the property has been purchased by actor Vince Vaughn for $6.5 million – which is pretty close to the asking price.
The Times says that the house “features vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The three-car garage opens to a gated driveway” and “the half-acre lot has a swimming pool and spa, a guesthouse and an outdoor kitchen.”
Vince Vaughn began his acting career on television a few years before appearing as an extra in “For The Boys” in 1991. Since then, he has made some 40 films, the best known being ” Wedding Crashers.”
Lane Kiffin took his new job in Alabama following a visit to Nick Saban and the Alabama staff last December. Saban hired Kiffin to replace the pervious offensive coordinator, Doug Nussmeier.
Kiffin was fired as the coach of the Trojans in September. After visiting with Nick Saban and his Alabama staff in December, Saban hired 36-year-old Kiffin to succeed offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier in January.
Saban called Kiffin “a really good offensive coach.” When Lane Kiffin joined the Oakland Raiders in 2007, he was the youngest head coach in the history of the NFL.
Kiffin’s father is NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, who is currently with the Dallas Cowboys, but is better known for his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Lane Kiffin is married and has three children. The money he received for the California property will probably go a lot further in Tuscaloosa.