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Old 01-12-2010   #1
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Default Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

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Tennessee's Lane Kiffin has agreed in principle to become the next head coach at Southern California, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com's Chris Low on Tuesday.

Kiffin would replace Pete Carroll, who jumped to the NFL as coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

Kiffin, the former Oakland Raiders coach, led the Volunteers for only one season.

According to the sources, Kiffin will bring his father and defensive coordinator, Monte Kiffin, and assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron to Southern Cal with him, and wide receivers coach Kippy Brown will be named interim head coach at Tennessee.
http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angele...ory?id=4820737
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Old 01-12-2010   #2
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Default Lane Kiffin to USC?

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Tennessee's Lane Kiffin has agreed in principle to become the next head coach at Southern California, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com's Chris Low on Tuesday.

Kiffin would replace Pete Carroll, who jumped to the NFL as coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

Kiffin, the former Oakland Raiders coach, led the Volunteers for only one season.

According to the sources, Kiffin will bring his father and defensive coordinator, Monte Kiffin, and assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron to Southern Cal with him, and wide receivers coach Kippy Brown will be named interim head coach at Tennessee.
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Default Re: Lane Kiffin to USC?

What has Lane Kiffin actually done? Overrated.
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Default Re: Lane Kiffin to USC?

Wow, just wow. Was USC desperate?
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

God he is a tool. Does he know what the hell the term "contract" means?

I supported him with the Oakland situation, but his behavior at Tennessee was pathetic.
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

After just one year at Tennessee? C'mon man, that's ridiculous.

Also, isn't Tennessee already under review under Kiffin? And USC hires him to run their program when they're already under review?
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

Dumping a major football program after only one season is not going to help him on the recruiting trail at his new job.
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

Looks like USC fans aren't all that happy with the selection

http://usc.rivals.com/forum.asp?styl...5&fid=521&pid=

EDIT: this forum looks a little more level headed.

http://wearesc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

dude is a turd...Is pops coming with him there too?
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

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Also, isn't Tennessee already under review under Kiffin? And USC hires him to run their program when they're already under review?
They need someone who will look the other way with superstar rule breakers. Shades of Sampson to IU while OU was under the microscope.
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

Wow.

I just saw it on the crawl on NFLN.

I don't know what to say. I did not expect this at all. Why would you even offer it to this guy?
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

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Wow, just wow. Was USC desperate?
He was 7th on the list after Riley, Peterson, Fisher, Del Rio, Mooch, and Herm Edwards....

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dude is a turd...Is pops coming with him there too?
Monte is moving west with him.
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After just one year at Tennessee? C'mon man, that's ridiculous.

Also, isn't Tennessee already under review under Kiffin? And USC hires him to run their program when they're already under review?
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ESPN: NCAA eyes use of hostesses

NYTimes: N.C.A.A. Puts Tennessee’s Recruiting Under Scrutiny

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The N.C.A.A. is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into the University of Tennessee’s football recruiting practices, according to interviews with several prospects, their family members and high school administrators. A significant part of the investigation is focused on the use of recruiting hostesses who have become folk heroes on Tennessee Internet message boards for their ability to help lure top recruits.
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

WOW, this I never expected. Just when I thought that Kiffin was a Volunteer for a few more years to come, he made it seem like he had strong feelings about turning the program around...

I have lost ALL rescept for him. I feel for the Tenneessee fans and hopefully they can get someone better.
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

Avast ye mateys! Captain Leach claims Tennessee as the NEW Pirate nation! ARRGGGHHHHH!!!!
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

This guy was a loose cannon at Tennessee in only one year and had rogue players. Now USC, who could be in trouble, brings him there. What a cluster-eff
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This guy was a loose cannon at Tennessee in only one year and had rogue players. Now USC, who could be in trouble, brings him there. What a cluster-eff
I agree with this and most of the other sentiments here, the guy is a complete tool.
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

Kippy Brown was a coach here for four years.
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

I saw the thread headline, and seriously, the first thought through my mind was a joke thread.

Guess the Volunteer MB's are melting down about now...
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Default Re: Lane Kiffen dumps Tennessee, takes USC job.

LOL, Urban Meyer at the Kentucky basketball game, receiving the news...

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