Lane Kiffin

Submitted by umfan on December 1st, 2008 at 6:55 PM

How will Lane Kiffin do at Tennessee? I think at first he will go 3-9. After that it all depends on his recruiting. I think that he may recruit well because he coached in the NFL. They will not go to a NC game in the Kiffin era. What do you think?



December 1st, 2008 at 7:26 PM ^

I do think he will be a good recruiter, but I have no idea how he'll do as a coach. He was successful as a coordinator at USC, but he'd have to be Charlie Weis not to have been successful with all that talent.

He probably learned how to do things from Pete Carroll (not to mention his dad), but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be as good of a coach.


December 1st, 2008 at 7:53 PM ^

I'm not sure about that. Lane doesn't have that many great NFL accomplishments, but one HUGE factor would be if Monte Kiffin comes along. All Lane would have to do is say, "My dad can turn you into Warren Sapp, Simeon Rice, Ronde Barber, John Lynch, Derrick Brooks, etc." and he could light up the eyes of some defensive players.


December 1st, 2008 at 7:41 PM ^

recruiting wont be a problem because he recruited under pete carroll, but if his dad coaches with him, i think that they will produce lots of nfl talent and get better recruits. will win nc in their era

mad magician

December 1st, 2008 at 9:18 PM ^

Tennessee is a big program. His first priority will be to pick up the recruiting. Fulmer was never a great in-game coach, but what caused that program to slip in the last few years was his inability to attract top flight talent.

I personally think Kiffin will do a good job. I don't blame him for anything that happened in Oakland. He was in over his head-- not in regards to coaching in the NFL, but to being employed by Al Davis. He got treated the same way as Mike Shannahan, and he turned out to be a pretty good coach.


December 2nd, 2008 at 8:43 AM ^

Kiffin's assembling a solid coaching staff. Monte Kiffin, Ed Orgeron, kids are going to go to UT to be able to get to the NFL.

Imagine if he turns it into a USC of the southeast. Yikes.