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Everything Kiffin

Posted on: January 13, 2010 12:42 am
Edited on: January 13, 2010 12:43 am

The story goes like this:

Norm Chow and Lane Kiffin almost came across the table at each other during a USC staff meeting years ago. To say they hated each other was an understatement. Now we're to believe that Kiffin may bring back Chow to USC -- and Chow might come back? That's what I'm getting through the grapevine.

I thought Chow would have been a great head coaching candidate at USC, if the school could get past his age (something like 64). Apparently, Mike Garrett wanted Kiffin to hire Chow. I don't know if they would have come together on their own. Believe me, there is some serious animosity between the two.

That confrontation was the beginning of the end for Chow at USC. I'm told that's when Pete Carroll figured he had to find a graceful way for Chow to leave. He did, leaving after the 2004 national championship for the Tennessee Titans ...

Also wondering what happens to Tyler Bray. He is the 6-foot-6 quarterback from Kingsburg, Calif. who committed to Tennessee last September ....

Found this lede from a magazine story I did on Kiffin last year:

If you've come here to read how Tennessee's new coach is going yap his way out of a job he has barely started, it ain't happening.  If you think Division I-A's youngest, certainly most cocksure, coach has kicked off his career going negative, well, you're right. There have been at least three secondary NCAA violations.  He called out Florida -- twice. Maybe insulted the entire state of South Carolina. Pissed off the SEC. In the process he has made Al Davis look practically lucid.

All that without ever, you know, actually coaching a college game. No one is that dumb, are they?

If by dumb you want to include Saban, Carroll and Meyer in the conversation then, yes, Lane Kiffin is stupid as charged.

" Lane Kiffin understood it right away," recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said. "I guarantee Tennessee is going to be fighting for the title. Two or three years they're going to be right back up there. Not because of coaching, because of recruiting. These guys are everywhere, they're relentless." 

Oh boy.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Tennessee, USC

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2010 6:46 pm

Everything Kiffin

What about the mess he left in Oakland ???  Oh damn i forgot that mess was there years before Kiff got there and will be a mess for the future. Al Davis looks just as stupid now as he did beore he ever met Kiff...there is no vindication for firing him by his coming back to SC. Al is a moron and so is RaiderNation. Bunch of morons who think Jamarcus, McFadden, Heyward Bey, Gallery,etc etc  are great players..Y`all suck like Al....shut up !!!

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2010 4:59 pm

Everything Kiffin

At least the leopard showed his stripes he was a big question anyway--we had flashes but i wasnt that impressed so move on . Better now than 2 or 3 years.  But I think we need a Tennessee Guy not a Georgia guy here now more than ever. The guy is Steve Spurrier he is a guy born in Tennessee and I personally think Tennessee has always been his dream job.

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2010 4:17 pm

Everything Kiffin

Lane Kiffin is from Minnesota, so he is a midwest-coast guy. FIGHT ON!

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2010 2:34 pm
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Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2010 1:39 pm

Everything Kiffin

I pull for Alabama, so I'm no big fan of UT, but Kiffin is LOSER.  Calling your incoming freshman at 9:30 last night and telling them not to go to class so they can transfer to USC?  What a classless a$$.  That speaks volumes about what this guy is really like. You have you a great guy for a new head coach, USC, enjoy.  Go out to the west coast and pollute California.  I hope Oregon, Cal, Oregon State, Arizona, ASU, Washington, and the rest of the PAC-10 kicks your tail all over the west coast.  Good luck, UCLA, may you rule SoCal and send Lane and his daddy packing.

Since: Jan 9, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2010 1:10 pm

Everything Kiffin

With all the Hollywood, three-ring circus events going on at USC with the hiring of a proven loser like Kiffin, it makes me so happy and grateful being an Iowa Hawkeye Fan with a sane, dependable, hard-working coach like Ferentz.  I'm sure other college fans are grateful for their steady football programs as well!  Wow!  What a zoo!

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2010 12:56 pm

Bray is staying...started classes...see article f

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2010 12:52 pm

Everything Kiffin

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2010 12:01 pm

Everything Kiffin

Bets on how long Kiffin lasts at USC?  I'd give him 2 years before he is run out of town, or bolts for the next big job.

Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2010 10:44 am

Everything Kiffin

Lane Kiffin?? who the hell wants this cancer..BUM!!!....nobody learned anything from his time in Oakland??...what about the mess he left in Tenn.??...USC?? what are you thinking??....get Del Rio....GET TOUGH!!!...not soft like lane kiffin...

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