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1.13.2010

It gets better

Hey everyone. So John Brice from VolQuest.com has posted an exclusive interview with Lane Kiffin, which includes this great exchange.

VQ: Will you miss not being able to needle Urban Meyer, or will you still needle him from the West Coast?

LK: No, it's good. Now I can do it and not get fined for it.

And some of you all don't like this guy? Come on.

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Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Michael loves him!

9:11 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Kiffikin is definitely something special.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

internet soooooooo slow here

9:12 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Got to love Lane.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Drew said...

What a jerk - have to say though - gonna miss the drama he created

9:12 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Kiffin creates more drama than any man or woman I've ever met....

9:14 AM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

You can't do that to SEC coaches! Only we can do that to SEC coaches!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I think he's hilarious.

I loved that his practices, all of them, were open. OPEN.

9:15 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I sure am glad Auburn didn't even consider him.

9:16 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

How much fun do you think it would be to cover both Kiffin and Neuheisel?

9:17 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Could Alabama have a better year? National Championship, TN turmoil,....Imagine how they would be if something happened to Auburn!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Kiffin is one hillarious kat. I hope he keeps it up with Urban "Broken Heart" Meyer.


wtc, if what you said on the last thread is true about the dead period, Eddie O isn't the only one guilty.

9:20 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

KATHY!!!! BITE YOUR TONGUE!!!!!

9:20 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I find him entertaining...however I'm very glad we didn't go in that direction when we were looking for a coach.

9:21 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I got a tweet from that Vol player from last night saying the UT fans broke into their stadium and were having a riot there too. Those UT fans are definitely special.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I'm just watching the Bama fans here at work Luv. They are down right giddy. They said if they got news about Auburn, they would have to take vacation!

I think Chizik & Co takes very good care of Auburn....

9:22 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Kathy,

if it could get better I don't know if I could handle myself...

9:22 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Just enjoy FSJ!

9:23 AM  
Blogger API said...

Ok, some on this blog were openly advocating for Lame Kitten to come to AU when it became apparent there was going to be an opening. Time to man up, confess, and admit that would have been a horrible mistake.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Why would you riot your own town and stadium? That's crazy. Good riddance and don't let the door hit you on the way out. TN won't have trouble finding another coach.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Steve from Lubbock,

They were trying to in the "gate 32" video. You know a crowd that size would have eventually found their way in.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Steve from Lubbock,

They were trying to in the "gate 32" video. You know a crowd that size would have eventually found their way in.

9:25 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

According to my mom, AU contacted one kid about coming to AU but he is not coming.
AU is sticking with who they want now. It is too late in the game for AU. Look for Lattimore, Mack, Whittaker, Thornton or Jones and maybe Swilling as a DB. That is all we have room for unless someone defects or does not qualify, which seems unlikely at this time.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Kathy,

the riots were more like a bunch of kids running around laughing. The only damages I've heard about were to a matress someone threw in the street and some kiffin related products, and they were trying to tear down an ugly sculpture that everyone hates already.

9:29 AM  
Blogger wtc said...

I should have added the dead period is for in home visits. My mistake.
Thanks for pointing that out.

9:31 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Those that suggested Mike Leach as a replacement might have a point. Thinking about it, it will be very hard for UT to find a top name coach 3 weeks before signing day. They would likely need to go after an unemployed coach or possibly a coordinator somewhere. This would also say that Tuberville would have likely been a possibility if he hadn't taken the Texas Tech gig.

It will definitely be interesting to see who UT gets with a limited set of choices. The other thing would be to find someone in from a lower divisio, but UT has to feel like they have to make a splash hire before that 100,000 seat stadium comes tumbling down.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I love me some Lane Kiffin.

9:33 AM  
Blogger michael said...

OK, I admit it. I am going to miss him. He was a coach with personality who was fun to hate. He really grew on me over the course of the season.

I know from first hand reports that he and especially Orgeron are genuinely a scuzz balls, but I salute him for playing the villain. It was fun while it lasted.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I don't think they go for Leach - to recent a firing and a lot of rumors out there about other things he has reportedly done.

I'm really at a loss on what recycled coaches are out there that would be a good fit for UT.

They have to have (for their own good that is) have a coach in place before signing day, right? Kids got'ta know who his coach is before he signs on the dotted line. I have read 3 present commits backing away (pretty highly ranked too), I think there will be more.

LT

9:41 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

The other thing UT could do would be to go after someone like Cutcliffe. He wouldn't have the wow factor though.

With Leach, he is one huge negative in terms of what went on and how he dealt with the university. I can see why they wouldn't want to risk hiring the guy.

I just don't see where UT would have a lot of good choices. Kiffikin did this at about the worst time possible in terms of the university. At least he gave his recruits enough time to go somewhere else.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Eddie ... need help on a demo estimate. Hit me on the FB

9:47 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

And yes, our official evil empire representative had a good point about an Auburn coordinator last night, but I don't want to consider that.

9:48 AM  
Blogger dan dan the AU fan said...

Kiffin is Spurrier when Spurrier first came to UF. He says things just to annoy opposing fan bases and stir the pot. A lot of people hated Spurrier back then, me included. As I learned more about him, I realized he said most things with tongue in cheek. I respect him now and think he's funny. All this to say, Kiffin says things to stir the pot and its entertaining, but I don't think I'll have the same respect for him in the future.

9:49 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

The Haitian presidential palace crumbled from the earthquake. That is basically their White House.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

When I heard the Kiffins were leaving Knoxvegas I broke out the Jack Daniel's and put on Eric Clapton.

Layla, you've got me on my knees.
Layla, I'm begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind...

9:57 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Kiffen definitely has the power to surprise and delight. I must admit I had begun to be amused by him ("like" is probably too strong a word). I am certaingly glad AU beat him and the Vols when we had the opportunity.

How about Kirby Smart to TN? Going by the St. Nick standard, that wouldn't be a lateral...

9:58 AM  
Blogger Aubie, MBA, PhD., ESP said...

I hate that Kiffykins is leaving. He was fun to watch in a crazy cousin kind of way.
Also, the domino effect of these things always scares me. I worry they will bring in someone better, or raid one of our guys.

10:03 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Kirby Smart would seem to be a possibility too, although with more time I think UT would go for a much bigger name.

It is going to be very interesting to see what happens. It wouldn't surprise me for UT to have someone before the weekend.

10:03 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Aubie, I thought about that last night too... I sure hope not!

10:05 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

This is also why not getting someone like Turner Gill is a good idea. Should Nebraska come calling, Gill might leave quickly. If I were UT I would look at past assistants/graduates that have a reason to want to be at UT. The next coach can't leave in a year.

10:06 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Steve, you make a valid point, but, Willis had a reason to be at Auburn, but that didn't keep him there.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

Like your shirt, Aubie! :-)

10:10 AM  
Blogger Aubie, MBA, PhD., ESP said...

Thanks Eph!

10:11 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Willis kind of get screwed over by Auburn, or at least he felt that he did. They gave him a severance package and then asked for it back.

I kind of have mixed feelings on that because technically he was fired and rehired. Other coaches that went somewhere else got to keep their severance. It was just a bad situation resulting from school policy, if I understand it correctly. I don't think the athletic department even had a say in the matter.

10:20 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Oh yeah, I forgot about all that crap that went with his defection.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

If they are dialed into young with SEC pedigree, then they need to go Austin and get it over with quickly.

If they are looking for some head coaching experience, then Butch Davis, Chris Peterson, Gary Patterson and Skip Holtz should be contacted. Pick your own order of that group.

If they are looking to kill the program, call Cutcliffe.

10:24 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

I know this old news since it was published on Jan. 8, but what do you guys think of Schlabach's 2010 Top 25? In particular, where he has UGA ranked.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

I celebrated the national championship for the dark side by going to Walmart on Saturday. I bought one item (not a clothing item) and left. There was no crystal ball and no crowd at this store. Hmmm...

10:25 AM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

so, is Willis a done to TX Tech with Tubs? how funny....who'd have thought that Tubs would be stealing coaches away from $atan, i mean, $aban. ha.

10:25 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

The problem I had with Willis wasn't that he left, but rather where he went to.

10:28 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I have see Willis to Texas Tech mentioned on here. Is this just an internet rumor or is there a story somewhere about it?

10:29 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Steve, I think that was the problem most AU fans had with Willis.

10:30 AM  
Blogger bharris007 said...

Tweet of the day from Terrell Zachery: "Just finished a workout and running route with Emory Blake and Cam.its official Cam Newton is a BEAST...yea, im cosigning haha"

10:30 AM  
Blogger michael said...

From Pat Forde at espn.com:

"At this rate, Lane Kiffin is an 8-5 season at USC away from a $50 million contract to coach Peyton Manning and the Colts."

That's a great quote.

10:32 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Willis to TTU?

10:35 AM  
Blogger Dear Leader said...

hey how about mr. Spurrier to Tenn... leaving SC out of luck and pushing that sweet 5* RB our way...

10:36 AM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

Lane's a scumbag. Wreaked havoc in that program for 14 months, then sold out his players 3 weeks before signing day.

Great call by USC: Sanctions loom, so they hire a guy with a horrible track record and knowledge of the rules.

It's perfect. Let's hire a retard.

10:39 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Forde also wrote a pretty damning article of USC athletics a few days ago.

It's even better in retrospect.

10:44 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Thanks Luv

10:47 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

J.Kev: You forget that USC is the NCAA's Golden Child. Do you really think it's going to give them anything more than a wrist slap for the Bush incident? That is why Kiffin's comments on the main page are both hilarious and terrifying.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Bush incident, no, because nobody told them anything.

McKnight, maybe a little.

Lack of Institutional Control because everyone knows (but can't prove) what actually went down, coupled with the basketball stuff, very likely.

Loss of a few scholarships, erase five or six wins, and probation. Doubt they even get banned from postseason play...yeah, wristslap, but they better keep Lane under wraps when on probation.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I hold that the AD got some really stinky weed from Mexico before he could bring himself (or come up with the idea) to hire Kiffin.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I like Plaschke's Headline
"Lane Kiffin: a lightweight for USC's heavyweight program"

http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/usc/la-sp-plaschke-usc13-2010jan13,0,4294526,full.column

10:52 AM  
Blogger ballin said...

So Satan is now in charge of the SEC.

VQ: So did you fly to Orlando and that's where you cemented the deal, at the American Football Coaches Association convention?

LK: No, I was going because it's mandatory for the head coaches to go to the SEC (meeting). We had a meeting with (commissioner Mike) Slive today, and Nick Saban ran it.

10:52 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Rich Brooks tweeted last night that he's "seen it all now."

10:53 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

no way he wasn't jerking that reporter around with that comment.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Rich Brooks knows how to Tweet? I've seen it all now....

I'd be shocked to know he even had a cell phone.

10:56 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Jimmy, that article is hilarious.

10:56 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Knox Kiffin is a year old today.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Ok, so let's assume that a few of USC's wins in 2004 are nullified. Who's the BCS Nat'l Champeeeeen that year?

I ask because I still believe Denial is only a river in Egypt.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Commish, UAT will probably find some way to claim it.

11:01 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Comm'r, I would think it could become a vacated title. That is about all I would make of it. I wouldn't really care for a NC won 6 years after the season. The is too bameresque.

11:02 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Lane Kiffin already has a USC twitter page.

Awesome.

11:02 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Here's Lane first tweet as USC coach:

"Its not easy being Lane Kiffin. I want to thank all my fans.. that i have left"

11:03 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Good point, SChoc. They're probably already displaying it ... at Wal-Mart.

What is that, number "ateteeeen"?

11:04 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

It just doesn't get much better than this.
Sorry I can't stick around now, I am exhausted from streaking last night through Knoxville. I avoided the cameras so that I would not be on TV but I got a rousing applause from the students as I pissed on a Kiffin t-shirt.
Catch you all later.

11:06 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Scott, I literally LOL'ed at that!!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

I'm cashing in on the Lane Train. Selling all my Kiffin shirts on Ebay to Vol fans for desecration. These hillbillies are truly committed.

11:08 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

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11:09 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

UA won the first half against Auburn who finished no. 2 in 2004 therefore they will be BCS Champs.

11:09 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Was that really Digger on that driveby? LOL

11:09 AM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

Commish, why don't we leave that alone unless it actually happens?

Has anyone seen this article posted by Clay Travis regarding Kiffin's antics @ Tennessee?

Link

The article alleges that Kiffin went to great lengths to establish USC traditions at Knoxville, while ignoring UT's own. If any of it's even remotely true, how did that not come out in the last year? You'd think there'd be some grumbling somewhere.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Weagle, as you wish. The Commish Dude abides....

11:10 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Sorry if already posted:

http://ncaafootball.fanhouse.com/2010/01/12/volunteer-sources-say-kiffin-never-embraced-tennessee/

11:11 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Weagle, sorry I was posting as you were. You were kind enough to link it.

11:13 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

You'd think that if that article is true the fans would be saying, "Goodbye and good riddance!"

11:13 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Does anyone else think the Wild Boys thing is really really lame?

11:16 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I dunno, Seanzie. I always thought Kiffin and Orgeron were pretty funny in that show, stripping down to their underwear and messing with wild animals and stuff.

11:23 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Aubie, is that shirt for sale anywhere?

11:25 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

I'm sure it's already been posted somewhere on here, but did anyone see the comments from one of UT's commits? He said that Orgeron called him before it was officially announced and told him not to enroll at UT the next day.

11:27 AM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

This is also comedy gold: Lane Kiffin's USC Presser

The Bama homers at WNSP interviewed Dan Wetzel of yahoo Sports this morning, and his response to every USC question was, "I just don't think they care." This was the answer, regardless of whether the question was about the impending NCAA investigation, Lane Kiffin's conduct, Kiffy's HC record, or violations at UT. It didn't matter. They apparently don't care.

11:27 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

That article about Kiffikin playing USC video at UT is simply incredible. I can't imagine it. If it weren't from such a credible source, I wouldn't believe it. Incredible.

For those of you that had hoped we would get Kiffikin, please wash your mouths out with soap.

I know some were concerned with the Chizik hire, but God bless Chizik. He is a real Auburn man.

11:28 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

I'm not sure if there is a NCAA rule agains that but there is certaintly an unspoken rull against it.

11:28 AM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

Clay Travis spent more than a year carrying water and making excuses for Lane Kiffin. At times I thought he was defending the indefensible.

I read that column this morning. I think it's telling that it's all from the perspective of a player on the team and his broken heart.

Clay's book, "On Rocky Top," is one of the 10 best sports books I've ever read. But he's eating lots of crow.

11:29 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Clay Travis is like millions of other UT fans. Deep down they always knew Kiffin was big trouble, but they wanted to believe in something good for the future.

It won't take them long to realize that they'll be much better off when the smoke clears.

11:34 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

E-Bro, I have to agree. Kiffikin had train wreck written all over him. The real train wreck will likely occur at USCw now.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Great Link Weagl.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

I saw/heard the article WalMartian. I also heard it reported that it was an Official University of Tennessee cell phone he was using. UT officials got word of it and cut off all cell phones immediately.

11:38 AM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Per Forde of ESPN:
Paris Hilton has paid more dues than Lane Kiffin.

11:39 AM  
Blogger michael said...

J Kev - completely agree about Clay Travis. He was great at deadspin, I have read excerpts from his book and it is really good too, but this last fall when he began to lose all kinds of logic in his articles (especially the one about the hostesses) out of his UT fandom and Kiffin worship. Kind of weird he is spearheading the "Kiffin was never good for us" line of thinking all of a sudden.

And he had a lot of info in that article... almost seemed like he has been sitting on it... some might say "hiding it".

11:41 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I think the Muschamp to UT talk has already started to die down.

I'm going to guess they make a run at Patterson from TCU.

11:49 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Count me as one who fell off the Clay Travis bandwagon this fall. I liked him alright at Deadspin, but I really liked him at CBSsportsline.

Few weeks ago, he wrote an article basically calling Urban Meyer a d-bag and saying he's an I Me Mine guy who takes the fun out of football.

I was just like...wha? You talking about Urban Meyer or Lane Kiffin. Take the blinders off buddy.

11:56 AM  
Blogger J. Kev said...

Michael:

I know what you mean. The center quoted in the article is one of the players that Clay really bonded with during 2008 while he was researching the book.

I imagine that piece was for the most part in the can. I can certainly see Clay's staying in touch with several players for sourcing purposes.

We're trying to book Clay for tomorrow. He's been pretty smug lately. Kinda big-times us.

11:56 AM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Question for the blog: Has Lane Kiffin done anything other than get people (diddy) to help him get into really good high paying jobs, and then bs his way into the next one? I mean he doesn't have an exemplary coaching record, or a huge base of experience. Why do these schools keep calling on him?

11:56 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

muschamp wont coach at saban's rival school.

11:58 AM  
Blogger WDEwg said...

I haven't seen anyone make this point, so thought I'd ask/offer it:

Isn't even more idiotic for Kiffin to go back to USC, with the impending NCAA investigations- -since HE was the recruiting coordinator during the time period they are investigating? Learn from Calipari- -you break the rules, but then you leave that program and don't go back. Make them pay for your mistakes.

Why would you go back to the scene of the crime?

11:58 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Tommy, I have wondered the same thing, even back when Tennessee hired him. Because someone is a decent coordinator, doesn't mean they are a great head coach. From what he has done at UT, it doesn't appear he is even a good head coach, other than his choice of assistants.

I am amazed that USC grabbed him. It is a hard call of who won this one, USCw or UT.

12:00 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

So, I'm coming back from doing a portable CXR and there is a person standing in the doorway of a patient room wearing a shirt that says something about 13 NC's. A doctor walked by and said, "Hey, I like your shirt!" After I had passed, I said, "Too bad they only have 8."

12:01 PM  
Blogger WDEwg said...

Any possible positive outcomes on the recruiting front for AU out of the mess at UT? Guys maybe who are between those 2 schools and now may lean AU's way because of the uncertainty and mess?

12:01 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

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12:03 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I see an article at ESPN entitled "Lane Change". Pretty clever.

12:06 PM  
Blogger WDEwg said...

Steve-
Cool. I can't think though if there is any last minute switching- -that turmoil at UT, still no D Coord at UGA, etc., etc.- can do nothing but help us (being a stable, on the rise place).

12:08 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Brandon Willis might be a possibility at DT.

12:08 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

WDE, I don't think Auburn was really after anyone that was committed to UT. I think they have their final six in mind and will put all efforts towards them.

12:08 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Willis has now committed to UNC. Our coaches really want Whittaker, Thorton and/or Jones for DT.

12:08 PM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

I think Boom's holding out for the job at UGA in a few years.

12:09 PM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

er... the HC job.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Is Lance Thompson still in TN?

12:10 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Scratch Brandon Willis. He is headed to North Carolina.

12:12 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Seastrunk is no longer taking his official visit to USC this weekend.

12:14 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

E-Bro,

If you are near a TV, Ch 12 has the Mike Hamilton press conference on right now.

12:22 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Seastrunk might be the most interesting possibility. I am sure we would find a place for him.

I read a comment on a blog that suggested coaches, just like players, should have to sit out a year between gigs. I find that idea intriguing. It would certainly be more fair to the players.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

There was an recent article where Seastrunk's grandmother and mother told him he couldn't go to TN because of all the recent troubles their atheletes had gotten into. Now that same coaching staff has moved to USC.

12:23 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Thanks RK!

12:26 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

we should all be thanking Kiffin for being a tool right now. so, thanks Kiffin. cheers!

12:29 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

I remember that Kathy. It can't hurt our chances but I still think we get Latt and Seastrunk goes to Oregon.

12:32 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Kippy Brown seems like a pretty classy guy.

Thinks he's a legit candidate for the UT job.

When asked about whether Kiffin asked him to come to LA he responded:

"I'm not an LA guy."

12:33 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Hamilton sees no scenario where Fulmer comes back to coach UT.

Not a big surprise there.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

There have to be several easy jokes available with this:

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/01/ua_committee_approves_purchase.html

12:35 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

Kippy Brown wore our 244 out when he was QB at Memphis State in 1975.

12:35 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I like Kippy Brown, he's from Sweetwater, TN. However I seriously doubt they will give him the chance as the HC.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

HEADLINE: Alabama's two largest institutions for the mentally ill to merge

12:37 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Nice, Jet. I couldn't think of one, but I knew I could count on a Hottie.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I did see in the comments section on that article where someone said, "Now fans can visit friends and family right after the game."

12:40 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Scott, I couldn't get the link to work...

12:41 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Try this:

Bryce

12:46 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

folks up here have nothing but good stuff to say about Kippy, but don't consider him to be a strong candidate. he doesn't have that 'wow' factor in his name. shame, b/c he seems to be a good guy.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I wonder how many UT fans are still drunk and singing Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" re: Lane Kiffin.

The PBR overruneth, the redneck is in full swing and bad 80's coping music fills the air.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

People are really having fun (at 'Bamer's expense I might add) in the comment section on that article Scott. I quite enjoyed it.

12:51 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

I don't consider Kippy a candidate at all.

That's just what Kippy was saying. That he considered himself a legit candidate.

Hamilton said he knew about Kiffin leaving on Saturday.

12:56 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Shon Coleman picked up a 5th stay on rivals...we now have 3 five stars

12:57 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Are you sure, Jhag? I heard he moved up to No. 22...but don't see a 5th star?

1:00 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I am rested and well.
It will become evident that this is a win for Tenn and a loss for USCw. This D'bag is a cancer and will grow rapidly in the warm Calif. sun.
The Lane Change should have read "quick Lane Change, watch out for wreck ahead".

1:06 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I wonder if young Knox Kiffin is due a name change?

1:13 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Hmmm, never really anticipated a merger between UAT and Bryce. The surprises just keep coming.

1:14 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Trojan Kiffikin, or does that sound too much like a porn star's name?

1:19 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I just read where the Fed said the recovery is going well, other than there aren't many new jobs. So, are they telling 15 Million Americans who are out of work to enjoy the view from the sidelines?

1:22 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Steve: There's too much primo SPORTS infotainment to be talking about the Fed. What's next, whether to plant Blue Grass fescue or Bermuda?

1:24 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

How about "Traveler"?

1:25 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Hermit Kiffin?

1:27 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

See, the USC mascot is "Traveler", and the kid is gonna be traveling all over as Lane Kiffin changes jobs, and...nevermind. Let's just stick with the Trojan jokes..."Gosh, Layla, if I'd had the Trojans, Knox might not even be here".

1:34 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

They'll just nickname him Troy.

1:35 PM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

So if Coleman gets a fifth star, then should we assume Rivals expects him to decommit?

1:41 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Ok.. got the son's name and the nickname. I think every possible angle of this story is now covered.

HABOTN: coverage you can count on.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

By the way, anyone notice that our average height of the EE @ Auburn is higher than our basketball starting lineup?

1:49 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

THT

How's your shoulder?

1:53 PM  
Blogger Jet Jetarsky said...

If he turns out to be a slow-witted fat boy, they could rename their son Peter Kiffin, which would fit well with USC.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

Just logged in to Scout's Vol forum page - 13,000+ online right now.

Unbelievable!!

2:14 PM  
Blogger API said...

Anybody else think how incredibly strange that this was kept a secret, and when announced was almost a complete surprise? In this day and media age - no leaks? Pretty amazing side story in my view.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Loganville Tiger said...

This is being reported on the Sports Time Network.

Breaking News: UT offers Mike Leach; Troy Calhoun second in-line
By Dan Harralson and Nick Taylor

The Sports Times Network has learned today, through a close source, that The University of Tennessee will ask Mike Leach to become the next head coach of the Vols. If for what ever reason Leach were not to accept the offer, second in-line is Air Force's head coach Troy Calhoun. Coach Calhoun is a great friend of The Sports Times Network and is a class-act. We hope the best for him if he accepts an offer by Tennessee (which we were told he will if Leach does not) or stays with The Air Force Academy (if Leach were to accept UT's offer.)

God Bless,

The Sports Times Network


I find it hard to believe Leach is their man.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Rivals now ranks OL Shon Coleman the 22nd best overall prospectin the country. Golly!!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Holy. it can get even better if Leach hires Jim Leavitt as the defensive coordinator.

2:22 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

They didn't know until yesterday.

Mike Hamilton asked Kiffin on Saturday if he was interested and Kiffin said "I would listen if they called."

They apparently didn't call Kiffin until yesterday morning and he took the job yesterday afternoon.

2:22 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Comm'r, sorry. I should known to have requested permission from you first.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

What a day to be busy...oh well, I see I've missed all the fun.

2:26 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Getting Leach makes sense with the short time frame, but for a team that has consistently had issues with team discipline, this is a pretty dramatic change. I wonder when the beatings begin?

2:28 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Leach is the anti-Fulmer & Kiffin.

2:29 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

RK, that is for certain. I can see why UT would do this. It is a very big name. I thought Leach would basically be black balled, but I hadn't considered a team in this type of a desperate situation. They had to have someone quick and he is a big name who would likely be willing to jump at the chance.

2:31 PM  
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2:31 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Leach is not a bad guy. His worm gear does not always make connection to his drive gear but that just means his brain is not always running.
He would be a good hire.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Lubbock Steve: Permission denied - generally.

2:31 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Now there will be pirates running around everywhere. Of course UT fans were already considered butt pirates...so.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Makkah said...

I'm kind of worried about losing Shon Coleman. How soft of a verbal is he? I read somewhere he was seriously reconsidering lately.

2:32 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

And ironically, if Knoxville is still standing after the riots, it is a much better position than Texas Tech. Leach with Vol talent could be pretty scary.

2:33 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Thanks Comm'r. It is always nice to hear from the peanut gallery.

2:33 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Coleman has been a soft verbal all along, so I wouldn't get overly concerned.

2:34 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Makkah with all the fast starts in recriting in this day and time hopefully everyone has there quota and even if he is not solid he will not find an opening.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Leach to UT??? So much for the notion that the soap opera headed west. And to think all we'd have in the sports world for entertainment this Winter was basketball (zzzz).

2:36 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

There seems to be some technical difficulties going on at rivals. The evil empire is no longer ranked as the number one recruiting class. They should clear that up shortly, I would think.

2:38 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I believe there isn't a whisker of difference in the top 5 recruting classes and not much more in the top 10. So anywhere in there would be fine with me if Auburn lands in that group.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Steve, Judge Smails is here in the peanut gallery. He'd like to know if you have a job (other than waxing authoritative on this blog 24/7).

2:42 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

with Rivals' currently shuffling of stars we are currently #4. wow.

1. Florida
2. Texas
3. Bama
4. Auburn
5. Oklahoma
6. USC

not bad guys, not bad.

2:43 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

In other more bizarre news, I am seeing rumors of Leach going to UCLA to replace OC Chow when he heads to USC.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I believe Bama's class is getting full...should that be the case, AU stands a very good chance of passing them in the rivals rankings.

2:46 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Rumors move faster than a fart in a hurrican.
Choise Tenn head coach UCLA OC
Take your time this is a hard one

2:46 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I wouldn't believe anything at this point until there is an official announcement.

2:46 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

choice dummy

2:46 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I just read an article a few mins ago where it talked about when Kiffin arrived pictures at the athletic dept at UT being replaced with pictures of players at USC that Kiffin, and that videos they would show on junior day and stuff like that would be all USC players and nothing related to UT.

Now of course, why wasn't this brought to the media's attention last January or June when they had junior day?

All of the sudden people were upset, but it took them 8 months to be vocal about it.

2:47 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

digger, it is okay. We don't take off for spelling. I would get killed on grammar at times.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Well...it is what it is RK, you justify it and try and explain it away at the time, if you're a UT fan. Now you look at it like why were we so stupid?

2:49 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

RK- I just read that and amazed how silent they have been to now being upset. The fact is that they did not care and now they do because they were jilted. This stuff just keeps getting better and better.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Eddie, it is quite amazing, I agree. I would have been fired up about it from day 1.

2:52 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

It's called making a deal with the Devil.

Unfortunately for them, Lucifer may have came to collect earlier than they had hoped.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

So what else is there to talk about, I'm already growing bored with UT, my sister, who attends, is already over it.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

A couple of fun links:

Evanston city council

Walmart line

2:56 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Time to flip it!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Who's ready?

2:56 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Norm?

2:56 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

200.

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