I think that 5 years from now, Tennessee will look back on this and breathe a sigh of relief...
Kiffykins to USC
Looks like a good fit for Kiffin. He'll fit right in at USC considering all the borderline recruiting practices he's already been involved with at Tennessee.
I would not want to be associated with either of those schools right now.
Do 17 year old kids see Kiffin as the giant flaming douche nozzel that he is...or do they think he is cool?
I can't believe they're even surprised by this. Tennessee knew what they were getting into when they hired him, they just didn't want to believe it. Hate to say I told you so....
Also, I can't believe no one is mentioning Lane refusing to resign at Oakland stating he was hired to do a job and he was going to finish it. Poor Tennessee...
It sucks to see a guy treat recruits with this level of disrespect. Al Davis called him a "flat out liar" in past. I always thought Al Davis was a crazy old coot but I think he is likely correct.
He really rubbed people the wrong way from the get go. The students may be upset but there are a lot of Vols fans and prominent alumn who are not sad to see him go. If you remember there were many TN beat writers, media members, and prominent alumn who were calling for Kiffin to be fired before he even coached a game.
Have you ever been with someone whom you've thought about dumping.. yet he/she dumped you first before you had the chance to do it yourself?
That is all.
A few days ago. I thought I was fucking kidding! I almost put a sarcasm alert on the post. Shit. These are very strange times. The Fighting Creamsicles may be pissed today but real soon they are going to be pleased. Lane Kiffin is a scumbag. Wouldn't surprise me to hear one day that his blonde bombshell wife beat in his car windows with a golf club.
Continuing the tradition of USC coaches having a little somethin'-somethin' on the side? ;-)
we can start talking about Tennessee recruits up for grabs!
Michael Taylor plz !
Would have run a good zone read spread offense.
What... the... fuck...
With the NCAA breathing down their neck. It would seem someone like Kiffin is the last thing USC needs right now. Kiffin lives right on the edge of recruiting violations.
get him. that would be awesome.
Douche bag coach and sketchy school = perfect match
Second thought ... Mike Taylor up for grabs.
If RR can pull in Baxter and Taylor from this weird coaching transition it would be HUGE!!
if Baxter had interest in Tennessee? I seem to remember something about this, but I hope I'm wrong. I would hate for the hiring of Kiffin at USC to be enough to placate Baxter and keep him there.
What is the over/under on the number of threads that will be started on this in th next 10 minutes despite the fact that only one is needed?
... I'll go with 3 today. But for the week (as rumors and new news trickle in) I'm going to say 45.
EDIT: This is why I don't set the odds in Vegas. We're already at 4. Geez...
and I'm on the over.
Uh...cool? I honestly don't know how to react to this 5-layer burrito of information
I heard Denise was Kiffin's agent. He's getting $0.89 burritos for life.
1. Kiffin is off his rocker.
2. Agree with rbgoblue, I have a hunch this is a long term win for Tennessee.
3. SC maybe isn't as concerned about sanctions as we thought to bring in someone who was in the middle of it all and has an impressive train of minor violations at Tennessee.
we have a new all-time leader on the d-bag scale. Congrats Lane that sure didn't take you long!
Dumping TENN after one season is un-real.
I wonder how Bill Belichick will react to losing his title?
First off Kiffykins? If I never read that again I wouldn't be upset haha. Second, like the poster above stated, which recruits can we steal? How many of you immediately went to Rivals upon hearing the news to see who we could pull? I know I did!
First off Kiffykins? If I never read that again I wouldn't be upset haha.
You must not read EDSBS much.
I think Lane Kiffin is an idiot in general (although I think Monte is quite good) so him going to USC is just great in my mind. Until I see him sign on the dotted line, however, I won't believe it.
I also agree with the above posters that if true this is a bad idea for a school that's already looking at the strong possibility of big NCAA sanctions and that Tennessee will eventually look at this as a big break for them.
I think USC's players just got a raise.
that is amazing.
I love it that the blue old lady is owning the red old lady.
I think that's scarlet...
From Kiffin's perspective: out of the frying pan, into the fire.
From USC's perspective: nabbed a tenacious recruiter who can import a strong staff, but, uh...
From my perspective: I don't really know. This almost seems like a punchline somehow.
Guess it'll be an interesting offseason if nothing else.
trueblue is right on. Get a heart shaped box of chocolates and head over to Michael Taylor's house.
got the big splash he wanted. now who thinks kiffin will be able to keep baxter
This sounds GREAT. You're under investigation for recruiting violations of the absolute worst kind, so you hire the guy who told a recruit he'd pump gas for the rest of his life if he went somewhere else and followed that up by opening his flap and shutting down his school's pipeline to one of the most talented high schools in one of the most talented states in the country. Not to mention the twenty gazillion secondary recruiting violations Tennessee had to self-report within two months of his hiring. I don't see how this could end badly at all.
You CANNOT make this stuff up. This is hysterical.
One other thing, I wonder if he will bring Ed Orgeron with him. If I remember correctly, he was at USC at the beginning of their dynasty and was responsible for a lot of their success in recruiting. I wonder how this bodes for Parker and Baxter.
It has been confirmed that Orgeron is coming with Kiffin to USC, along with Old Man Smell.
Mike Taylor, how do you feel about the University of Michigan?
i can has?
wonder if his dad stays on as head coach at Tenn - at least through signing day.
Monte is way too old and if boy wonder bolts there is now way TENN would have anything to do with anyone from that family.
said Monte is going with according to bruce feldman. was on the bottom line.
daddy is going with him to be the new d-cor.
Best Part: Ed Orgeron is coming with.
"I got a Hummah... You need a Hummah..."
Da CoachO agonnabeeda bessadefensa cawahdinatah daTrojanfaiffa evasaw! CoachO gonnamakah mammachickawaffa innada Colliseeah!
This definitely reminds me of the crocs from Pearls Before Swine. +1 to you.
Unfortunately Kiffin is someone who will probably be able to keep Baxter and Prater.
If he takes that staff with him and SC somehow avoids major sanctions that is a serious coup.
I'm curious how Kiffin is a coup for the mighty USC?
More than anything his staff is pretty awesome. That's the major thing. It sounds like Monte and Ed O are coming with and those are the two most important guys by far.
EDIT: Actually the most important people he needs to bring with him are his hostesses now that I think about it.
My thoughts are what has Lane himself done that we or the P10 should fear? Especially when you consider this quick jump and how it will look, the impending sanctions and his already questionable reputation.
I think USC is in a much weaker position then they were at this time a week ago.
Kiffin can't hold Carroll's jock.
USC hostesses > U-Tenn hostesses
..."Self, well at least USC won't get any dirtier"
Well, then they prove me wrong.
I am dumbfounded
HOLY SHIT!!!! This just kind of blows my mind. I can't believe that USC is hiring this guy. Personally, I would be somewhat cheesed at whoever made this decision if I was a USC fan. I just really don't want to have a scumbag as a coach. Personal choice I guess. I will never be a fan of USC or Kiffin, so maybe they are a good fit.
... Remember that ESPN is the "news" org that broke the Miles to Michigan story a couple years ago.
This is surprising.... though Lane's ego might fit well in L.A.
Did not see this one coming at all. Hopefully USC's bridge with Baxter is irreversibly burned.
Kiffin just pulled the Kansas City shuffle on Tennessee
will keep USC on probation. What is Mike Garrett thinking? He will be the next to leave with the football and basketball team getting sacked by the NCAA. The NCAA penalty will just be bigger since they will think USC has not learned their lesson.
Anyone who complains about the dynamics of RichRod coming to Michigan now after this should be water boarded in Dick Cheney's hot tub.
Water boarded in Dick Cheney's hot tub made me LOL. Good work Sir.
This will provide for some entertainment this off season.
By the way, the USC boards are turned upside down right now.
What? Is? With? This? Dude? Does Lane Kiffin have a golden schlong? Is he just sleeping with all the right people? This blows my mind.
This has to be the most baffling ascent of a college football coach of all time. Fails as Raiders HC, goes to Tennessee, commits a flood of recruiting violations on the road to 6-6 or something, then goes back to USC. You'd think this guy was good.
Mike Leach to Tennessee.
OR if Skip Holtz goes to USF then ECU will be a real possibilty as well.
The Pirate coaching The Pirates = WIN
This is good for a couple reasons.
1.) Rivals #2G and 4-star Torrian Wilson´s final three was USF, Tennessee, and Michigan. Both USF and Tennessee are out coaches at this point so it looks promising. If CM gets the job at USF (unlikely at this point) that could complicate things but for now we´ve got the inside track.
2.) The USC recruits we´re into had their feathers ruffled enough to get us an in-home with Baxter and Parker was already leaning our way.
If we can close with Baxter, Parker, Wilson...
Ok, someone has to say this...Torrian Wilson!!!
He decommitted from Stanford and said his top three were Tennessee, USF and Michigan. Well we are surprisingly the only team with coaching stability! Come on down, Torrian. Or come on up?
EDIT: Damn you beat me to it. Sorry for the double post.
its gotta be like going from dating scarlett johansson to rosanne barr in a matter of a week
You think Harbaugh hated Carrol? Lol can't wait to see such high ego's bump heads now. Kiffin vs Harbaugh, Round 1!
This guy will make an ass of himself at the introductory press conference - no chance he doesnt do something stupid.
but Neuheisel vs. Kiffin feels like a cat fight.
This might be the dumbest move of all time. He doesn't even cheat as good as Carroll. TN fans got lucky to get rid of this dude.
What a talent - screw over 2 programs in one fell swoop!
You meant to say fail swoop, I believe.
when Kiffin starts pillaging Tennessee recruits.
I'm gonna be the one to say it. If he can hold fort on the guys they have already recruited and add any of his guys from Tennessee, that SC class has the potential to be epic. Like 04 or 07 USC epic.
Wow this is a shocker. Kiffin and his crew are excellent recruiters (although with shady practices), so I expect them to keep Prater and Baxter, and it's going to be a very ugly battle to land Sean Parker. Dammit....
You think it will be tougher to land Baxter now? I'm not so sure. Yes, Kiffin is a good recruiter. BUT, if Baxter views Kiffin as the shady opportunistic job shopper that he really is then our chances to land him may have increased.
Wow. Did not see that one coming. I guess Kiffin and his staff should have been busy calling USC recruits from that hotel room Saturday.
Mr. Nick Saban, I'd like to introduce you to the guy who stole your crown - Mr. Lane Kiffin.
This is in response to WestCoastWolverine, too. Recruits want to get to the NFL. First goal. Nick Saban, despite his reprehensible character record, pulls in top flight recruiting classes every year. Kiffin offers the same slimy tactics and promises. Don't jump the gun on Baxter and Parker.
Several people have asked for recruits that we could possibly steal from Tennessee because of this. I went through all of their currently committed recruits on Rivals and looked for anyone that listed Michigan, here's what I found.
Well, only two. I guess I didn't need to make the table or include the National Rank column. Hopefully the Rivals database isn't very updated.
I'm just going by what the Rivals database says. And according to his recruiting profile Michigan isn't on Mike Taylor's radar.
As we all know though, those things are notoriously useless as they're so rarely updated. That makes one wonder why I even bothered to make my above post.
Wow. Just wow. (and a LOL, too)
Quotes from SC AD Mike Garrett...
Apparently, Joe Schad thinks the move makes sense (lolwut?)
Only reason I see for this is that Garrett wants to keep the excitement in the program and thought that Kiffin can keep up the recruiting success.
There's a new #1 on the douchy/liar list, and his name is Lane Kiffin! He managed to pass Nick Saban?! Wow!
April first is still several months away...
Quick get USC schedule for some home and homes. Vengeance for various Rose Bowls shall be ours.
Really this blows my mind. This is like so many Christmases as once.
Kiffin gets the advantage of an easier conference to win, a fertile recruiting ground, etc. Also, if they get major sanctions he won't have a lot of pressure to win immediately. He also gets some distance from the SEC people he has pissed off in the past year.
I also think this is good for Tennessee in the long run but I still hate to see scum bags screw up a program and move on without any repercussions. I think the NCAA will have to figure out a way to penalize coaches that cause or allow the problems to happen.
I hope the Kiffin hire is an Epic Fail for USC.
Wow, the next few weeks are going to be pretty exciting - kind of like a new reality show!
this is going to be one heck of a signing day
Lane Kiffin played Tennessee like a $3 whore (and tangentially the SEC!). Also, get ready for some awesome drama between Kiffy and Harbaugh!
I can't believe that I just heard a commentator on ESPN (Gregg Easterbrook) compare Lane Kiffin's move to USC to Rich Rodriguez's move to Michigan and termed them "dirt bag coaches" who walk out on their players. Un-freaking-believable. Wouldn't the same freakin' thing be able to be said about virtually every single coach who ever moves between schools since it almost NEVER happens at the end of their contract. Man that pisses me off!
Ironic that he wouldn't mention pete carroll in that respect. Thing is, who would commit to USC when Lane Kiffin is likely to leave next year for another team.
Right because, you know, there is no difference at all between being at a school for 7 years and barely more than 1. ESPN is so sleazy it's unreal.
Don't mind Easterbrook. His column is entertaining but his MO is to have a theory, pound the shit out of it, remind you of Every. Single. Instance of it coming true, and ignore whenever it fails. In his mind, any coach that leaves before his contract is up - that is, any coach that leaves without having been fired - is Pure Scum. He'll never be dissuaded.
This. Is. Awesome.
Norm Chow back to USC, as well (per ESPN).
Norm and Monte make for solid coordinators on both sides of the ball. While KiffyKins might be a moron, he'll have solid support.
This now needs to be in USC colors!
Wow. The staff seems to be WAY better than the head coach IMHO.
It's not every day you get PAC-10 (USC in particular) and SEC Schadenfreude news in the same vein. Time to crack a beer.
Orgeron to handle recruiting, Monte on D, Chow on O. He has an all star staff. That will hurt us regarding Dillon. Our only shot now is he gets scared off by the threat of sanctions.
Kiffin, Chow, and Orgeron... almost starting to sound like the powerhouse USC program minus Carroll...
I'm really curious to see what's going to happen on signing day now. Both USC and Tennessee had pretty good recruiting classes going for them. At least the football offseason is somewhat interesting.
Worst. Hire. Ever.
Your Woodson quote = WIN!
for Woodson sig
started by Mike Garrett, who is oblivious to NCAA rules and thinks starpower and hype can overcome violations or practices that go straight to the edge of the rules. I really hope the NCAA severely punishes USC to a point where they have to get rid of Garrett and start over again with a brand new regime.
First thought: what?!
Second thought: holy crap
Third thought: scumbag
This is hilarious and annoying at the same time. My hatred for SC has been multiplied a billion times. Sadly, I would bet money that Baxter doesnt come here now, the staff will be too good abd able to reassure his commitment.
Wasn't Kiffin talking about naming his baby after some part of the school? I remember something like that. What a douche.
Man the riots and ensuing videos coming from Knoxville should be pretty crazy.
What a bitch move by Kiffin.
edit: rumors floating of riots in Knoxville from some folks watching the news, its getting ugly
away from your computer for 3 hours and you come back to this! WAIT, WHAT JUST HAPPENED....
So Kif leaves Tenn after pissing off the entire SEC and his bosses, then bolts cross country to his dream job with dad and what has to be half of his current staff then his old AD says "good luck". Sounds like Kif has some cronick premature ejac...... job jumping issues. Tenn AD didn't sound overly dissapointed. Lets all hope that Tenn and Usc play each other in the next few years.
And also, hay Kif, nice job screwing your freshmen and incoming recruits. I'm sure they love this news.
he will be back in the NFL in three years or out of a job