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In case you were wondering, yes, Lane Kiffin is fully aware Alabama plays at Tennessee on Oct. 25.

Speaking at a 15-minute press conference on Sunday, Kiffin said:

"As far as going back to Tennessee, we had a great year there. The people were phenomenal. I really loved being there. It was just a unique situation that came about you can't look back.

"I just don't live that way of looking back and saying, 'Well, should I have left?' I don't live that way."

Kiffin was head coach at Tennessee in 2009, replacing Phillip Fulmer. He coached the Vols to a 7-6 record, the last winning season for the Vols.

Sunday marked Kiffin's first appearance in front of the media since he was hired by Nick Saban as Alabama's offensive coordinator six months ago.

It also will be his last appearance in front of the media for at least four months. The next opportunity would be if the Crimson Tide makes the SEC Championship Game. Saban is notorious for limiting media access to assistant coaches.

That probably works to Kiffin's advantage. He has had his share of gaffes while addressing the media over the years.

"As you make mistakes, the No. 1 thing is you learn from them and not make excuses," he said. "I've made more than anybody, probably."

You can say that again.

David Climer writes for The Tennessean.

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