|Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban. Via Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.|
This just in: People hate Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin. Or at least Sports Illustrated does. SI.com released its list of "The Most Disliked People in Sports," featuring 35 of the most infamous sports personalities roaming the sports world today. The Alabama head coach and his offensive coordinator both made the list, representing college football at its most hateable.
Kiffin actually manages to come in ahead of Saban, ranking 8th to Saban's no. 22. Blame the sins of Kiffin's past as head coach of both Tennessee, USC, and the NFL Oakland Raiders for this one. Saban also ranks behind two disliked personalities from the basketball side of the SEC: Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari (17th), and former Ole Miss guard Marshal Henderson (21st).
Other notable college football-related personalities on the list include Rutgers athletic director Julie Herman (6th), and NCAA president Mark Emmert (12th).
Not surprisingly, SI.com named Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as the Most Disliked Person in Sports.
(SI.com. HT: al.com)