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Lane Kiffin to USC

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by RainMan, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. RainMan

    RainMan Makin' It Rain

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    ...per ESPN. Will this have any rippling effects in the NFL? Gruden out of the booth to Tennessee? An NFL coach to Tennessee?

    Interesting set of dominoes that has been released with Carroll's departure.
  2. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    That was unexpected.
  3. Blast From The Past

    Blast From The Past Member

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    I guess Lane got tired of singing "Rocky Top" all night long among other things.
  4. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Why would any coach at an established program take the USC job. Either you continue what Carrol did or you mess it up. I'd rather stay at Tennessee and bring them to the top of the SEC ala Saban, it can be done
  5. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I can tell you people here are very upset over this.

    He may be more hated here than William Tecumseh Sherman.
  6. gmb85

    gmb85 Active Member

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    Lane Kiffen? Has he ever been successful? It's amazing how many opportunities certain people get while others have to wait. It's ridonkulous
  7. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    I agree, Kiffen is mediocre at best. But he's assembled a very goood, very well respected staff. Monte Kiffen as DC, Ed Orgeron as DL coach and Norm Chow as OC. That is a primo coaching staff.

    Wonder what Carroll did/didn't do to alienate his former coaches?
  8. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    It's a great hire. I'm just shocked he would treat Tennessee that way.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Its a bad hire since Kiffin was already being looked at by the NCAA and it will only get worse. As a COACH he has not really proven much and staffs are fluid. This smells of a quick and panicked fix by Garret who is worried about his own job. I think this implodes in a year or two. Al Davis actually seemed to figure Kiffin out a while back- which shocks me just as much.
  10. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Not so respected now. He had Orgeron call all of the recruits last night before the announcement and told them not to attend the first day of classes at UT today. That way they protect their eligibility to other schools.

    Telling kids coming out of HS it's ok to break your word and setting a bad example is not something to be respected.

    As a matter of fact, Monte Kiffin made a statement a short time ago that, "Tennessee will be the last place I coach."

    Seems like father like son.

    No respect and frankly, I think they will have more headaches where they are going once the NCAA is done with their investigation of USC.

    Good for them, they deserve it.
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Wasn't there some scuttlebutt or scandal with Tennessee with Kiffin there as well?
  12. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I've got to admit I'm shocked by the hire. I never saw this one coming at all.
  13. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    He had some illegal contact with recruits last year but I haven't heard anything new.
  14. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I think he had some recruiting issues at the beginning but not sure what happened with that. Obviously, not much.

    EDIT: Just saw yeags post.
  15. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    He was taped by ESPN for something and had recruits in his office during a period where he couldn't have contact with them.
  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    This DB makes Saban and Urban Meyer look like choir boys.
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    So he had some questionable recruit tactics at Tenn and now goes to USC where they are under investigation for it.

    Maybe he, and Ten, is better without him.
  18. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    He was there at the beginning with Carroll if memory serves so he should continue what he was doing, especially on the recruiting function which Kiffin is very good at.
  19. jgboys1

    jgboys1 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Al Davis was right about this guy.
  20. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    he IS a DB and crazy Al looks like he was telling the truth now.....wow. Monte, his Dad seems so......cool. "lane" must take after his mom.

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