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  • str8jacket
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    Originally posted by 97svtinkc View Post
    that's what happens when you get Urban Meyers leftovers. no one deems South Carolina a prominent SEC school...it's just another dump coached by a washed up has been.
    Oh, so he won't be competing with Urban anymore now that he's still in the SEC?

    Ok.

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  • Overtime
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    Originally posted by str8jacket View Post
    Well then hope he's just recruiting. He did a terrible job at coaching QBs at Little USC.

    He never even really recruited a good QB, either.
    that's what happens when you get Urban Meyers leftovers. no one deems South Carolina a prominent SEC school...it's just another dump coached by a washed up has been.

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  • str8jacket
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    Originally posted by toxicdonut View Post
    He's a great recruiter.
    Well then hope he's just recruiting. He did a terrible job at coaching QBs at Little USC.

    He never even really recruited a good QB, either.

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  • toxicdonut
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    Originally posted by str8jacket View Post
    Wait till the end of the season, you never know

    Oh god, South Carolinas QB coach? Uh oh....
    He's a great recruiter.

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  • str8jacket
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    Originally posted by SBboundBRONCOS View Post
    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3735102

    sounds pretty sure to me :salute!:
    Wait till the end of the season, you never know
    Originally posted by 97svtinkc View Post
    i like the verbal shots he was taking at Al Davis...that was great.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colle...e-kiffin_N.htm





    Looks like this was the reason Spurrier was taking shots at Kiffin...Kiffin stole his QB coach.....
    Oh god, South Carolinas QB coach? Uh oh....

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  • Overtime
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    i like the verbal shots he was taking at Al Davis...that was great.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colle...e-kiffin_N.htm

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even though Tennessee's new coach is the youngest one leading a major program, Lane Kiffin has been around football for almost all of his 33 years.

    The former coach of the NFL's Oakland Raiders and son of longtime NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, is five months younger than the previous youngest coach in the Bowl Subdivision, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald.

    "During our process, Lane Kiffin stood out," athletic director Mike Hamilton said. "He has great football bloodlines and has been part of a strong football tradition since birth."

    KIFFIN JABS AT DAVIS: Says Raiders' gig taught 'crisis management'


    Kiffin remembers being surrounded as a child by chalkboards scrawled with defensive plays and spending weekends in pregame meetings with his dad's teams.

    "The experience has been unbelievable and then to combine that with still being young enough to be able to relate to recruits and be able to manage them and handle them, I think is very valuable," Kiffin said Monday when he was introduced at Tennessee.

    He's the Volunteers' 21st coach but only the third in the last 32 years. His selection came after "the first national search for a football coach in University of Tennessee history," Hamilton said.

    He took over the Volunteers two days after Phillip Fulmer's 17-season tenure ended with a win over Kentucky and has a six-year contract worth $2 million in 2009 with the chance for bonuses.

    "I'm extremely honored to follow him," Kiffin said. "I'm not trying to be him. All I'm trying to do is carry on some of the things he's done."

    Kiffin was the youngest coach in the NFL's modern history when hired to lead the Oakland Raiders in January 2007 at age 31 after spending two seasons as Southern California's recruiting and offensive coordinator.

    It's not the first time Tennessee has hired a youthful coach — Fulmer had no previous head coaching experience and the Vols' revered Gen. Robert Neyland was 33 when he was hired.

    Kiffin's success with recruiting during a six-year stint at Southern California under the tutelage of Pete Carroll was a huge draw for Hamilton. One criticism of Fulmer was that the quality of his recruiting classes in recent years had been inconsistent.

    Before he announced on Nov. 3 that he was being pushed out, Fulmer was building a class that was ranked at the time in the top 10. Since then several top recruits decommitted or said they planned to look at other colleges before signing with the Vols.

    Kiffin began contacting recruits on Sunday, as soon as he was cleared by the NCAA to do so. He said he was planning to travel to Memphis on Monday afternoon for a trip to talk with the No. 1 recruit of the class, presumably Harding Academy's Marlon Brown, a wide receiver.

    He said he planned to recruit nationally, much as he did at USC, and wanted to "put a fence around the state of Tennessee" to keep recruits from going elsewhere.

    Those recruits who do make it to campus will be given a chance to play immediately, and any former starters will have to compete to earn their jobs back. Kiffin first met with players on Sunday night.

    "Coming away he left a really good first impression on me. I'm really excited and I think a lot of other guys are really excited," said sophomore tight end Luke Stocker, a starter this season. "It's going to do nothing but make me better personally and make our team better."
    To help with recruiting, Kiffin has hired his brother-in-law, David Reaves, who just resigned his job as South Carolina quarterbacks coach. Reaves had been the recruiting coordinator there since 2006, and Kiffin believes his ties to the Southeastern Conference are necessary.
    Looks like this was the reason Spurrier was taking shots at Kiffin...Kiffin stole his QB coach.....

    Kiffin also has retained — at least temporarily — wide receivers coach Latrell Scott, running backs coach Stan Drayton, offensive line coach Greg Adkins and tight ends coach Jason Michael to help with recruitment. He said he will decide later whether they will be asked to stay.

    All other assistant coaches, including longtime defensive coordinator John Chavis and first-year offensive coordinator Dave Clawson, were not retained.

    "There's a direction on part of our staff, some of the positions where I know where we're going to go," he said. "I wanted to make sure that got handled with class. The last thing I wanted to do was keep those guys around knowing where I was going to go."

    What Kiffin wouldn't say was whether he will hire his father to handle defensive responsibilities for the Vols. Monte Kiffin called those reports mere speculation on Sunday.

    Kiffin credited Raiders owner Al Davis, who fired him for what Davis said was insubordination, for giving him his first shot as a head coach. He said learning to "deal with a completely dysfunctional franchise" was valuable.

    "You can't go to school and learn crisis management like going there," he said.


    After moving 17 times in his lifetime, mostly thanks to his father's job, Kiffin said he hopes to remain at Tennessee for a long time and has no plans to return to the NFL.

    He also assured Tennessee fans of what may be their greatest hope from a new coach: a win over the Florida Gators, who own a four-game winning streak over the Vols.

    "Singing Rocky Top all night long after we beat Florida next year, it's going to be a blast," Kiffin said with a smile. "That line was Mike's idea, by the way, all right, Urban?"

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  • SBboundBRONCOS
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    Originally posted by str8jacket View Post
    Don't get yourself too pumped till its for sure. Lol.

    But.....think of it this way Berry+Monte=
    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3735102

    sounds pretty sure to me :salute!:

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  • str8jacket
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    Originally posted by SBboundBRONCOS View Post
    im so pumped right now . . .

    Lane and Monte Kiffin

    GO VOLS!!
    Don't get yourself too pumped till its for sure. Lol.

    But.....think of it this way Berry+Monte=

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  • str8jacket
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    Kiffins Presser was great, you guys got a good one.

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  • SBboundBRONCOS
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    im so pumped right now . . .

    Lane and Monte Kiffin

    GO VOLS!!

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  • knoxman36and2
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    Originally posted by str8jacket View Post
    What is the big deal with Leach? Seriously? Tennessee has been one of the worst offenses in the nation, and that kind of offense WILL NOT work against SEC teams. WILL NOT.

    Lane is a great hire, he coached some great offenses at USC. If he can pull in his dad too Tennessee is going to be VERY good VERY quick.

    Very intriguing to say the least, I think it's the right, and best hire.
    Evidently there is more than rumor there. According to local news sources Monte Kiffins contract was part of the deal signed by Lane Kiffin. I can't remember who he was bringing in as his offensive coordinator though.

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  • str8jacket
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    Originally posted by knoxman36and2 View Post
    From what the media is saying Lane Kiffin will be UT's new head coach.
    The most interesting aspect of this situation is the speculation that he may be pulling his dad (Monte Kiffin) in as his defensive coordinator. I'm just curious why we didn't wait to at least interview Mike Leach since he was showing some interest according to one of his friends? Anyone know any more details on the situation??
    What is the big deal with Leach? Seriously? Tennessee has been one of the worst offenses in the nation, and that kind of offense WILL NOT work against SEC teams. WILL NOT.

    Lane is a great hire, he coached some great offenses at USC. If he can pull in his dad too Tennessee is going to be VERY good VERY quick.

    Very intriguing to say the least, I think it's the right, and best hire.

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  • GoBuffs99
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    Good hire imo. Good luck Vols. :salute!:

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  • knoxman36and2
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    Lane Kiffin????

    From what the media is saying Lane Kiffin will be UT's new head coach.
    The most interesting aspect of this situation is the speculation that he may be pulling his dad (Monte Kiffin) in as his defensive coordinator. I'm just curious why we didn't wait to at least interview Mike Leach since he was showing some interest according to one of his friends? Anyone know any more details on the situation??

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  • GatorChomp
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    Wow, as a die hard CSU and Florida fan i don't know what to say. Losing to Wyo is sad....very sad. I hope the vols are better next year. The Tenn-UF game used to be exciting...

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