Rocky Topple! Kiffin Leaves Vols For SC

Stacey MicklesCorrespondent IIJanuary 13, 2010

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 31:  Head coach Lane Kiffen of the Tennessee Volunteers watches against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Neyland Stadium on October 31, 2009 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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After only one year as the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, Lane Kiffin has decided to leave for the sunny skies, beaches and soon to be probation USC Trojans.



Apparently, according to some reports, he best get going tonight because it sounds like he won’t be allowed to even come back and get the rest of his stuff. Vols fans are pretty upset with this development.



Kiffin ran his head about other programs, bragged about his upcoming recruiting class, and had players on his team who got arrested. Now, he is gone.



I don’t know who got the worse end of this; Tennessee or USC? All I know is Kiffin basically pissed on the Big Orange, their fans, and dreams of returning them to the SEC Championship. In short, what he did was crappy.



He not only left UT, but he left UT in a bad spot with three weeks to go before National Signing Day. Now, where do the Vols turn? Tennessee is a good job and has a lot of good recruits coming in, but who do you bring in to stop the bleeding in a hurry?



Mike Leach who is crazy a bed bug, David Cutcliffe who to me would be a stepped down because he really hasn’t proven anything if he doesn’t have a Manning playing quarterback or do you go outside the box again? I bet Tommy Tuberville is somewhere saying “Damn, if I had just waited one more day.”



USC is getting a guy who basically fits them perfectly; he is a USC guy, coached under Pete Carroll, can recruit, and doesn’t mind breaking the rules in the process; perfect match.



UT fans in the end probably should be happy he is gone because he is was one or two steps away from getting the Vols on probation while managing to piss off the whole SEC. But it can’t be fun to realize that the man whom Vol fans thought had their team on their way back and had given them back to a certain extent their swagger, has left them at the alter for another school.



Vol fans, instead of crying, should all rejoice and say GOOD RIDDANCE!