Posts Tagged ‘Lane Kiffin’

USC SIGNS 13-YEAR-OLD QB TO LETTER OF INTENT

February 5, 2010

LANE KIFFIN AND STAFF APPARENTLY USING LOLLIPOPS AND VIDEO GAMES TO RECRUIT PLAYERS NOW

DAVID SILLS

When he was the head football coach at Tennessee, Lane Kiffin once signed a 14-year-old to a future scholarship. Now, as the new coach at USC, Kiffin has topped himself.

Kiffin has signed seventh-grade quarterback David Sills to a commitment to play his college football at Southern Cal. Sills is 13 and attends Red Lion Christian Academy in Delaware.

Watch Sills throw touchdowns and diagram plays on a chalkboard he can barely reach:

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WILL THERE BE A “LANE KIFFIN SEWAGE CENTER” ?

January 21, 2010

LANE KIFFIN SEWAGE CENTER

Tennessee fans just can’t get over Lane Kiffin. A Knoxville lawyer has put in the paperwork and paid a $252 filing fee to officially change the name of Knoxville’s sewage treatment plant to the “Lane Kiffin Sewage Center.”

LANE KIFFIN NOW THE MOST HATED MAN IN TENNESSEE

January 13, 2010

LANE KIFFIN FACES THE MUSIC TUESDAY (FOR 66 SECONDS)

You’ve got to hand it to Lane Kiffin. Not many people can receive a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract on the same day that they’re being called both a “weasel” and a “snake” in print.

Kiffin abruptly resigned Tuesday night at the University of Tennessee to take over for Pete Carroll as the new coach of the USC football team. Kiffin leaves Tennesse after just one controversial 7-6 season where he finished 2nd in the SEC East. Worse for Vols fans, he may be taking many of his prized recruits with him back to SoCal where he was once Carroll’s offensive coordinator. Outraged Tennesse students nearly rioted when the announcement was made. They marched on campus:

Lit fires:

Voiced their displeasure:

And expressed their First Amendment rights in a reasoned and mature manner:

Things got so insane that there’s a widespread quote going around from one of Kiffin’s own Tennessee players who egged students on, encouraging them to burn Kiffin’s house down. Kiffin had to be removed from his brief (66 second) press conference under police escort.

What a weasel!

LANE KIFFIN/WEASEL PICTURE FROM FOX SPORTS WEBSITE

Meanwhile, the reaction throughout college football was mostly outrage. SI.com’s Michael Rosenberg was stunned by the bold-faced audacity of USC’s hiring of Kiffin asking, “What happened? Did Barry Switzer say no?” There are numerous reports of the pending NCAA hammer that’s about to come down on the Trojans after a host of recruiting and rules violations over the past several years. The general consensus is that Carroll skated out of town just ahead of the NCAA posse. Kiffin was a huge part of the past recruiting of several disgraced USC athletes.

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ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR TENNESSEE STUDENTS TO DRINK MOONSHINE AND RIOT

LIL WAYNE IS A LANE KIFFIN FAN

October 29, 2009

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This isn’t going to hurt recruiting at Tennessee. Rapper Lil Wayne has included a line about Vols coach Lane Kiffin in his latest single, “Banned From TV.” The song features the line, “Smoke weed, talk s**t like Lane Kiffin.”

Kiffin even gave a “shout out” to Lil Wayne on his Twitter account today. However, the Knoxville paper feels Kiffin’s association with Lil Wayne may actually be a negative. Lil Wayne may soon be going to jail after pleading guilty to weapons charges.

LINE OF THE DAY

February 6, 2009

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SPORK

Profootballtalk.com has the line of the day on its website.

University of Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin apparently got into a tussle with Florida’s Urban Meyer over NCAA recruiting rules. As it turns out, Kiffin was completely wrong. PFT accuses Kiffin of picking “a knife fight while wielding a spork.”

HOURS INTO TENNESSEE JOB LANE KIFFIN ACCUSED OF RECRUITING VIOLATIONS

December 2, 2008

Tennessee Kiffin Football

LANE KIFFIN

Welcome to the SEC. Mere hours after he was named the head football coach at Tennessee, Lane Kiffin has been accused of a recruiting violation by fellow SEC coach Steve Spurrier of South Carolina.

Kiffin reportedly placed a phone call to a Tennesse recruit one day before he officially received the Volunteers’ job. Spurrier says since Kiffin has not passed an NCAA mandated test he is technically not able to recruit yet. Kiffin responded that he took the test last week.

The entire petty yet hilarious exchanges between Kiffin and Spurrier can be found on the Rivals.com college football blog.

AL DAVIS GOES OFF ON LANE KIFFIN AT PRESS CONFERENCE

October 1, 2008

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KIFFIN IS TOAST

September 22, 2008

LANE KIFFIN AND AL DAVIS

The firing of Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin is expected to be made official today. At 33, Kiffin is the youngest coach in the National Football League. He was the youngest coach in league history when he was named to head the Raiders after being an assistant at USC.

Kiffin, who has had a horrible relationship with Raiders owner Al Davis, is expected to be let go following his team’s late loss to the Buffalo Bills yesterday. Davis reportedly blames Kiffin for the loss because he didn’t call a timeout to ice Bills kicker Rian Lindell.

Davis was looking for any excuse to axe Kiffin whom he lost confidence in long ago. Davis reportedly asked Kiffin to resign this summer.

News of Kiffin’s impending departure was first reported by Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com and was later confirmed by ESPN and Chris Mortensen.


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