Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Kiffin's approach 'disappoints' Fisher

  1. #1

    Kiffin's approach 'disappoints' Fisher

    From News

    USC has hired Tennessee Titans running backs coach Kennedy Pola to serve as offensive coordinator under coach Lane Kiffin, causing Titans coach -- and USC alum -- Jeff Fisher to question the professionalism of the Trojans' head man.

    "I am very disappointed in Lane Kiffin's approach to this," Fisher told The Tennessean on Saturday. "Typically speaking, when coaches are interested in hiring or discussing potential employment from coaches on respective staffs there is a courtesy call made from the head coach or athletic director.

    "So I am very disappointed in the lack of professionalism on behalf of Lane, to call me and leave me a voicemail after Kennedy had informed me he had taken the job. It is just a lack of professionalism."

    Kiffin released a statement on Saturday attempting to outline the sequence of events surrounding Pola's hiring.

    "We reached out to Kennedy Pola [on Friday] to gauge whether he had any possible interest in returning to USC before we moved forward with the process," Kiffin said. "Kennedy said he would think about it and get back to us today. Once Kennedy did call back earlier today, out of my great respect for Coach Fisher I immediately reached out to Coach to make him aware of the situation.

    "I have spoken with Coach Fisher and he now has an accurate understanding of the timeline of events.
    This latest bit of USC family in-fighting comes on the heels of the school naming a new athletic director earlier this week after the football and basketball programs were put on probation for the improper relationships former players had with agents.

    By taking the USC job, Kiffin drew the ire of many Tennessee Volunteers fans by spurning the program to take over his alma mater after last season. In one year in Knoxville, he led the Vols to a 7-6 record, including a loss to Virginia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

    Now the coach is taking heat from the state's NFL team.

    Before being hired at Tennessee, Kiffin became the youngest NFL coach ever at the age of 31 when he was asked to lead the Oakland Raiders.

    Kiffin lasted just one season with the Raiders, going 4-12 and left after a public dispute with longtime Raiders owner Al Davis that continued even after the two sides parted ways
    There is only one immutable law in life - in a gentleman's toilet, incoming traffic has the right of way.
    -Hugh Leonard

  2. #2
    never been a fan of L. Kiffin and it seems like maybe hes not the best guy in the world either
    There is only one immutable law in life - in a gentleman's toilet, incoming traffic has the right of way.
    -Hugh Leonard

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    New Albany, OH
    Blog Entries
    Good Post Colts

    Lane Kiffin seems to like keeping the state of Tennesse in an uproar! First, upbruptly leaving the Alma Mater of Reggie White & Peyton Manning, University of Tennessee, and now "flirting" with and getting a Titans coach!

    Man is on a roll!
    "This Game is Not For the Faint of Heart" --Bill Parcells

Similar Threads

  1. NFP News - Chiefs buy into Haley's new approach
    By Administrator in forum National Football Post
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-24-2011, 11:00 AM
  2. NFP News - Tennessee placed burden on Kiffin in response to allegations
    By Administrator in forum National Football Post
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-25-2011, 08:21 PM
  3. Lane Kiffin on the Petros and money show
    By Colts01 in forum College Football
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-18-2010, 07:29 PM
  4. Titans Sue Lane Kiffin, USX
    By hassan812 in forum NFL
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-04-2010, 04:07 PM
  5. Titans suing Lane Kiffin for coaching hire
    By GoBigOrGoHome in forum College Football
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-28-2010, 05:27 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts