Wednesday, January 13, 2010

USC Appoints Lane Kiffin????

Lane Kiffin departs the Tennessee Vols for the USC Trojans making us wonder, what is USC thinking?

Kiffin led the Vols to a 4-4 record in the SEC (7-6 overall) better than 3-5 (5-7) the previous year.

His tenure as Oakland Raiders head coach was miserable, but could Vince Lombardi succeed in Al Davis's world.
He came to Tennessee making a lot of noise including accusing Urban Meyers of Florida on his recruiting methods and generally coming across as brash and petulant. Was there a clear silver lining in his two win upgrade and one conference win improvement earning them their first bowl appearance, the Chick-Fil-A Bowl? For Tennessee fans, it was perhaps the first big hoorah since the days of Peyton Manning.

Still, he takes over perhaps the highest visibility program in the nation with the highest expectations. USC has been the established dynasty in the new millennium. Does Kiffin's experience along with his service as wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator at USC from 2001-2006 at USC create enough good vibes to deserve the job?

We'll see.

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