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the Talking Can
11-28-2008, 01:31 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3731656

Sources: Tennessee could announce deal with Kiffin on Monday

By Chris Low
ESPN.com
(Archive)



Tennessee has reached an agreement with former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin to take over as the Volunteers' next coach, with an announcement planned for Monday, barring any snags, according to multiple sources.

Kiffin, 33, will be making his college head coaching debut in succeeding Phillip Fulmer, who will coach his last game for the Vols on Saturday.

Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton denied reports on Wednesday that Kiffin had been offered a contract. But Kiffin has been at the forefront of the Vols' search for some time.

Part of the holdup is that Tennessee didn't want to do anything officially this week that would take away from Fulmer's final game Saturday against Kentucky. Fulmer was fired by Hamilton on Nov. 2 and allowed to finish out the season. He's been at Tennessee as a player, assistant coach and head coach for 35 years.

The university has dubbed Saturday's game "Phillip Fulmer Appreciation Day" at Neyland Stadium in celebration of his 17-year tenure.

Kiffin was 5-15 in a year and a half with the Oakland Raiders before being fired earlier this season by team owner Al Davis.

Kiffin, the youngest head coach in NFL history when he was hired by the Raiders, earned $2 million per year in Oakland. His salary at Tennessee is expected to exceed that.

One of the big draws with Kiffin was the staff that he'll potentially be able to put together. He's talked with his father, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, about joining him at Tennessee. The elder Kiffin is considered one of the foremost defensive minds in football.

Kiffin will become only the fifth head coach at Tennessee in the last 45 years. He had stints as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at USC and shared play-calling duties with quarterbacks coach Steve Sarkisian during his two-year run as offensive coordinator with the Trojans in 2005 and 2006.

Chris Low covers the SEC for ESPN.com.

Sure-Oz
11-28-2008, 01:32 PM
Jeff Fischer getting fired at midseason is a mistake!

Bowser
11-28-2008, 01:33 PM
Interesting, and a good move.

Jeff Fischer getting fired at midseason is a mistake!

LMAO

eazyb81
11-28-2008, 01:50 PM
It's a done deal from what I heard a few days ago from a UT insider.

Interesting hire to say the least. Supposedly he didn't even call the plays while at USC.

Brock
11-28-2008, 01:52 PM
Everything I've read suggests Kiffin wasn't respected at USC by anyone.

banyon
11-28-2008, 01:54 PM
ugh

eazyb81
12-01-2008, 06:38 AM
The word is now that Monte Kiffen will follow Lane to UT to coach the defense.

Wow, this hire looks much better now.

Guru
12-01-2008, 08:09 AM
damnit

ohiobronco2
12-01-2008, 08:30 AM
Good for Kiffen. The SEC has the best coaches in the nation hands down. Sure they are classless and can't hack it in the pro's (as well as constantly break promises. Urban Meyer......I'm not leaving Bowling Green for Utah....Cough Cough), but they are amazing coaches.

DTLB58
12-01-2008, 03:36 PM
On a side note.....Did anyone see The presser today when Kiffin was introduced? Was that his wife standing up there with him?

She looks like a model :eek: WOW! She is smoking hot!

Count Zarth
12-01-2008, 04:21 PM
This could have an impact on Herm. That's all I'm saying.

Sam Hall
12-01-2008, 04:24 PM
Bill Callahan is rumored to possibly be part of the coaching staff:evil:

Ultra Peanut
12-01-2008, 04:54 PM
This is great. Everything I've read suggests Kiffin wasn't respected at USC by anyone.Awesome.

booger
12-01-2008, 05:13 PM
This could have an impact on Herm. That's all I'm saying.

Carl wants to hire Phil Fulmer doesn't he.

I knew it.

Herm off to Syracuse.

Gunther to Alaska Tech.

This thing is getting wild.

Ultra Peanut
12-01-2008, 05:27 PM
Carl wants to hire Phil Fulmer doesn't he.Don't even joke about that.

booger
12-01-2008, 05:28 PM
If Monte goes with Lane, Tampa DB Coach Raheem Morris would be a top choice to replace him. His contract is up after the season so he could look at other DC options. But staying in Tampa would make the most sense.

booger
12-01-2008, 05:29 PM
Don't even joke about that.

Carl and him are/were buds. They became pals when we started drafting all those TEN players starting with Dale Carter and Harvey Williams.

booger
12-01-2008, 05:36 PM
help us out here claythan. What's the latest on Herm? Give us a teaser

Count Zarth
12-01-2008, 05:38 PM
help us out here claythan. What's the latest on Herm? Give us a teaser

Another rumor has surfaced of his going elsewhere.

JASONSAUTO
12-01-2008, 05:41 PM
Another rumor has surfaced of his going elsewhere.

damn dude not THIS shit AGAIN. either fess up or shut up

ChiefsCountry
12-01-2008, 05:41 PM
Carl and him are/were buds. They became pals when we started drafting all those TEN players starting with Dale Carter and Harvey Williams.

Harvey played at LSU.

booger
12-01-2008, 05:41 PM
Another rumor has surfaced of his going elsewhere.

So it's safe to say he is feeling the heat and looking for a way out before possibly being fired like the NYJ situation?

I assume this is a different rumor than the SDSU one?

Count Zarth
12-01-2008, 05:44 PM
So it's safe to say he is feeling the heat and looking for a way out before possibly being fired like the NYJ situation?

I assume this is a different rumor than the SDSU one?

Yes, completely different. I don't know about your first statement but any news is good news on this front IMO.

Phobia
12-01-2008, 05:45 PM
On a side note.....Did anyone see The presser today when Kiffin was introduced? Was that his wife standing up there with him?

She looks like a model :eek: WOW! She is smoking hot!

Yeah. She's hot. Best current pictures of Layla Kiffin available (http://fatchatter.com/forum/index.php?topic=602.0) /spam

booger
12-01-2008, 05:46 PM
Harvey played at LSU.

:doh!: you are correct

Sumbitch had a long damn neck too

booger
12-01-2008, 05:48 PM
Yes, completely different. I don't know about your first statement but any news is good news on this front IMO.

If he is looking at options it's safe to assume Clark is as well.

Ultra Peanut
12-01-2008, 05:49 PM
Another rumor has surfaced of his going elsewhere.Yeah. Right.

Sure-Oz
12-01-2008, 06:32 PM
The Rumor was said on 38 the spot by Nick "The Erroneous One" Athan that Herm could go to TB as their DC next year...

Do you have to wait till Nick say's it on TV before you can say it on here Clayton?

Count Zarth
12-01-2008, 06:34 PM
The Rumor was said on 38 the spot by Nick "The Erroneous One" Athan that Herm could go to TB as their DC next year...

Do you have to wait till Nick say's it on TV before you can say it on here Clayton?

Nah, I don't even see Nick on TV.

DaneMcCloud
12-01-2008, 06:36 PM
The Rumor was said on 38 the spot by Nick "The Erroneous One" Athan that Herm could go to TB as their DC next year...


That's the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard.

Marinelli would get that job long before Herm, anyway.

eazyb81
12-01-2008, 07:14 PM
It's safe to assume that if Monte Kiffin becomes UT's D coordinator, Eric Berry will be in prison this time next year for decapitating numerous players on the field.

Phobia
12-01-2008, 07:20 PM
The Rumor was said on 38 the spot by Nick "The Erroneous One" Athan that Herm could go to TB as their DC next year...

Do you have to wait till Nick say's it on TV before you can say it on here Clayton?

Heh heh. The true value of "premium". You can pay for retarded conjecture or you can just watch it on The Spot. Then poor Claythan hypes up the latest rumor only to have Nick spill the beans with Jack. I don't feel sorry for him though because he knew exactly what was going to happen.

booger
12-01-2008, 09:04 PM
Heh heh. The true value of "premium". You can pay for retarded conjecture or you can just watch it on The Spot. Then poor Claythan hypes up the latest rumor only to have Nick spill the beans with Jack. I don't feel sorry for him though because he knew exactly what was going to happen.

does he atleast give out a turkey or ham for xmas?

Stinger
12-01-2008, 09:18 PM
Cheater!!!!!!!! ..... heh

Welcome to the SEC, cheater. Signed, Ol' Ball Coach.

By Matt Hinton

Welcome to Tennessee, Lane Kiffin. Your grace period ended 12 hours ago:

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier questioned whether new Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin broke an NCAA rule when he called a recruit a day before he was introduced as the Volunteers’ new coach.

According to a story published on VolQuest.com, part of the Rivals’ network, Kiffin and former Gamecocks recruiting coordinator David Reaves called Tampa running back Jarvis Giles on Sunday and left him voice messages.

"You’re supposed to have passed the NCAA test and be on board, I think. But maybe he was just calling him as an interested observer," Spurrier said today, laughing. "I don’t know. But technically to be able to recruit you’re supposed to pass the NCAA test."

Wow, kid. Unless you're Nick Saban, it usually takes at least a winning season before opposing coaches start accusing you of recruiting violations. They're already accepting you in the club! (If you're going to get accused, anyway, just make sure your next alleged violation really counts).

Meanwhile, Kiffin was determined to show during his introduction today that he may be naive and unprepared to lead a major program, but he's not backing down: Echoing Jim Tressel's "In 310 days in Ann Arbor" speech at Ohio State, Kiffin told reporters "It's going to be fun hearing 'Rocky Top' after we beat Florida next year." Cute, but a little forced.

I'm not saying Tennessee's not going to beat Florida next year in Gainesville. But has Lane Kiffin ever heard "Rocky Top"? Played 200 times over the course of three hours? He's not from Tennessee, you know; he hasn't been immunized to the repetition, or bred to appreciate the intricate sublimity of "Corn from a jar." Win or lose, by the end of the game, he'll be calling his agent about NFL openings just to get away from it.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Welcome-to-the-SEC-cheater-Signed-Ol-Ball-Co?urn=ncaaf,125819

booger
12-01-2008, 11:16 PM
does he atleast give out a turkey or ham for xmas?

Claythan does nick give out turkeys or hams to you guys at xmas?

Count Zarth
12-01-2008, 11:18 PM
Claythan does nick give out turkeys or hams to you guys at xmas?

The annual Warpaint Illustrated fancy dress ball is held at Buckingham Palace.

booger
12-01-2008, 11:21 PM
just a Warpaint hat. I knew it . That's terrible.

Mecca
12-02-2008, 12:02 AM
Steve Spurrier is still upset he can't get anyone to come play at South Carolina.