Kiffin bolts Tennessee; heads to USC

I don’t know what is funnier—that USC would hire a dumbass like Lane Kiffin or that a dumbass like Lane Kiffin was able to screw the Volunteers. I wonder if the NCAA will leave the Volunteers alone now? Anyway, here is the AP story.

AP: Trojan shocker: Lane Kiffin returns to Southern California after 1 year at Tennessee

Lane Kiffin is returning to Southern California as the Trojans’ coach after just one season at Tennessee.

Kiffin was chosen Tuesday to replace Pete Carroll, his mentor and employer for six seasons. Kiffin was the Trojans’ offensive coordinator before his brief stints with the Oakland Raiders and the Volunteers.

His father, respected defensive coach Monte Kiffin, and longtime USC assistant Ed Orgeron also will leave Tennessee to join him, USC said in a statement.

ESPN.com first reported the surprising move by Kiffin and the Trojans, who needed just one day to fill one of the most desirable jobs in college football. Carroll formally took over the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday after winning 97 games over the past nine years.

“We are really excited to welcome Lane Kiffin back to USC,” Trojans athletic director Mike Garrett said. “I was able to watch him closely when he was an assistant with us, and what I saw was a bright, creative young coach who I thought would make an excellent head coach here if the opportunity ever arose. I’m confident he and his staff will keep USC football performing at the high level that we expect.”

The 34-year-old Kiffin is one of Carroll’s top disciples from his nine-year tenure at USC. Kiffin, a former Fresno State quarterback, worked his way up to offensive coordinator in 2005 while also showing impressive recruiting skills.

For two seasons, he shared responsibility for the Trojans’ offense with fellow longtime Carroll assistant Steve Sarkisian, who left USC to take over at Washington after the 2008 season.

Although Kiffin’s forceful personality didn’t make him a beloved figure among players or administrators, he was a key part of the Trojans’ best years under Carroll, coordinating their passing game and providing instruction to quarterbacks Matt Leinart and John David Booty.

Kiffin then became Al Davis’ unusual choice to take over the Oakland Raiders as a 31-year-old coach with almost no NFL experience. He made it through just 20 games before an ugly public firing in which Davis called Kiffin a liar who brought “disgrace” on the Raiders.

Kiffin went 7-6 at Tennessee last season as the youngest head coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision, but he also brought an unwelcome spotlight on the Vols with several minor NCAA violations.

He returns to USC with the school facing a yearslong NCAA investigation over events during his tenure as an assistant, including Reggie Bush’s final years at the school.

Kiffin was suggested as a candidate immediately after Carroll’s departure became official Sunday, but many Trojans thought he wouldn’t be willing or able to leave Tennessee after just one year. Several coaches with USC ties said they weren’t interested in the job, including NFL coaches Jeff Fisher and Jack Del Rio and Oregon State coach Mike Riley.

Monte Kiffin will lend his defensive acumen to a school that annually fielded an impressive defense under Carroll, while Orgeron is likely to return to his role as the Trojans’ best recruiter who helped stack Carroll’s early USC teams with a dizzying array of topflight talent.

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  1. 1
    DAMAGE INC.

    I never thought Al Davis had something to say that was correct — LMFAO!!!! UcheaT rOcKy FloPpEd again!!!! The SEC is just too hard to compete in eh? Saban killed 2 UcheaT coaches!!! LMFAO!

  2. 6
    Big red A

    So how’s it feel to be a volunturd now.
    here’s to firing all of the snide ass francione comments back at all you popcicles.

  3. 8
    wildman

    Amarriage made in NCAA investigator bliss. Saban is a coach killer. Let me count. Tommy Bowden,Phil Fulmer,Sylvester Croom,Tommy Tuberville,?Urban Meyer,and Runnoft Tiffin. Happy Days are here again!RTR!

  4. 11
    Alex Hamilton

    Hmmm,,, I would have an entirely different view of this “trojan shocker”…. more of the kind where Kiffin’s condom busts as he sticks it to the Volunqueers……

    Hey Inni Vile,,,

    You might be a cheap used whore if a guy fucks you until his ex begs him back.

    The joke is, and always will be, on you, you inbred douchebag fucktard!!!!!

  5. 13
    Alex Hamilton

    Thread from EDSBS:

    alex hamilton says:

    Dream Season:

    Alabama go undefeated, Check.

    Alabama humiliate Florida, Check.

    Alabama win the Heisman, Check.

    Auburn look pathetic on the year and play in a nothing bowl, Check.

    Alabama win the National Championship, Check.

    Florida loses multiple star players to the NFL and graduation, Check.

    Florida has leadership issues, Check.

    The Tennessee program in shambles, Check.

    God, it is great to be an alumnus of The University of Alabama.

    Everyone else aside from Ole Miss and Arkansas looks pathetic. Can you say Alabama 2010 National Champions?

    Hey SEC we’re gonna beat the Hell out of you. Rammer Jammer Yellowhammer, Give em Hell Alabama!

    January 13th, 2010 at 1:10 am

    North 2 says:

    @106

    Dream TWO DECADES

    Florida wins most games since 1990 (202), Check

    Florida has highest Win % since 1990 (79.216%), Check

    Florida wins most MNCs since 1990 (3-tie Nebraska), Check

    Florida wins most SEC Championships since 1990 (8), Check

    Florida has winning record in last 20 years against FSU, UT, Georgia, LSU, Alabama, and even Auburn, Check

    Florida has 2 Heisman winners, Check

    It ain’t too bad to be an Alumnus from the University of Florida.

    Yeah I know, we can play this game back to when Harvard and Yale were the important teams in college football, point is, Alex, don’t be a douche.

    We’re all here to celebrate the beauty of Kiffykins, and you turn this into a ‘Bama rant. WTF???

    January 13th, 2010 at 1:28 am

    alex hamilton says:

    Yeah, and the big ole UF was very relevant before Steve Spurrier. No doubt, the Ole Ball Coach is the greatest of my lifetime……..until Saban wins his fourth SEC title and third National Championship next season,,, and then they are tied.

    A douche? Whatever. It seems that the Viles aren’t alone in their discontent and that you also have some sand in your mangina North Number 2.

    Still fuming from that beatdown in Atlanta?

    I’m sorry, I can’t continue to post. I am having chest pains….or is it dehydration?

    January 13th, 2010 at 2:13 am

    115

    alex hamilton says:

    CRISIS AVERTED!!!

    I had a few moments to think it over, and, after careful deliberation with my family, I will take an eight month sabbatical and return to the site to post in August. Until then, I will ask some random bald guy to write my posts for me and guide my statements in a manner consistent with the goals I have for posting to EDSBS.

    January 13th, 2010 at 2:21 am

  6. 14
    almightytmc1

    Indy…. OH INDY!!!
    ha ha FUCKING ha!!!!
    Alabama = Walmart
    Tennessee= Riots because your coach played you all for SUCKERS!!!!!

  7. 15
    almightytmc1

    And just think………. if Tubbie would have waited 1 week he could have landed back in the SEC beating Auburn’s ignorant ass and repaying Bobby and Jimmy for being such idiots.
    Damnit its Christmas over and over again!!!!!

  8. 16
    almightytmc1

    Indy.
    Whats a matter..?
    Are you crying volun-tears?
    If you hurry up you might be able to BEG Fat Phil to come back.
    But that still wont fix whats about to happen to your recruiting class…UT is screwed!!!!!

  9. 17
    almightytmc1

    You know what is really funny.
    Half the basketball team is gone, Half the recruiting class and talent will be gone from the football team. Half the football coaches are gone,
    UT is FUBAR.

  10. 18
    BamaCLT

    I heard Orgeron came out of his house last night and ripped his shirt off and took on all the rioters while Jackson held them at gunpoint to make sure it was a fair fight.

  11. 19
    Indy Vol is Gay

    If you jort wearing Gayturds dont like what we have to say, keep your Tebow cock-sucking asses off this board, and Indy Vile “FUCK YOU “. Have a nice day.

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