Lane Kiffin has been the head coach at Florida Atlantic for four months, but that hasn't stopped him from talking about Alabama coach — and former employer — Nick Saban.

Kiffin, during a Wednesday interview with SiriusXM College Sports Nation, was asked whether he would talk to his assistants the same way Saban talked to him during his three-year tenure at Alabama.

His answer may have provided a little more insight into their relationship.

"No, that's not really how I do it. (Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy) knows about those," Kiffin said. "Those things come up, and everybody has different ways of dealing with them. It's just not really how I do it. I'm not really big on humiliating assistant coaches in front of everybody. I write down notes. In the staff meeting, I explain what we want to get done."