I considered not posting about this until tomorrow. I had every intention of putting up the third Rookie Review tonight but then word came down that Lane Kiffin was bolting from Tennessee to Southern California.
I’m just shocked that this happened. Lane Kiffin had me believing that he actually cared about Tennessee and about Tennessee football. Obviously, he is a liar. He lied to recruits, he lied to their parents, he lied to fans, he lied to everyone. I hope he never wins another football game again. Ever.
I was going to impose a 24 hour rule on myself so I might not be quite as angry while posting this. Then I watched this:
These three traitors deserve what they get. I hope USC gets the death penalty. I know they won’t, but they should at least be put on probation for quite a while which should sit well with Kiffin since he had several run-ins with the NCAA during his short tenure on Rocky Top.
Down the road, I may look at this as a good thing. If we can hire someone with a proven track record with Tennessee ties (Jon Gruden!) then this is a blessing in disguise.
If not…well then he set the program back several years. I haven’t seen someone go from hero to goat so quickly in my life.
I don’t have much else to say, I guess. Kiffin had better not set foot in the state of Tennessee as long as he lives. In fact, he should probably just stay west of the Mississippi. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go pull this big orange knife out of my back.
Update: Pat Forde sums it all up right here.
Update #2: As he tends to do, Ghost at 3sib says everything I just tried to in many more words. It’s seriously like he’s been reading the conversation between Weller and myself and he just turned it into an article. He’s good, that guy.
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