What's not for a momma to like about Lane Kiffin? He's a young, sweet talker who says exactly what you want to hear when it comes to bringing your son to his program.
I'll tell you what's not to like— almost everything. When Kiffin was coaching the Oakland Raiders, it seemed as though Al Davis was the crazy one after Kffin was subsequently fired.
However, after watching Kiffin's act at Tennessee, Davis may have been right on cue.
Not that I didn't like the fact that Kiffin was helping bring UT back to prominence and make the SEC East more competitive, but he was going about in all the wrong ways.
And having Ed Orgeron on your staff is just never a good thing, regardless of how good a recruiter he may be.
Kiffin managed to call out Urban Meyer on more than one occasion, and took the occasional jab at Florida any chance he could.
He wrecked his UT leased Lexus in the wee hours of the morning after a "late night" meeting at the football complex— several unsubstantiated rumors have circulated since the crash that Kiffin had college co-eds in the car, and that it wasn't the first time Kiffin and college girls were involved.
Kiffin has also been the subject of possible secondary violations which may include sending UT hostesses to potential recruits games and having personal contact with them.
Nothing was outside the lines for him, whether it be with words or recruiting tactics. His record as a head coach is abysmal (which doesn't always make someone a bad coach), and many wonder if USC made the right decision.
He still has his ties as a USC assistant where he brought in top recruiting classes and was tutored under Pete Carroll. Regardless, the USC athletics department is in hot water, which is not news to anyone. Kiffin leaves a wake wherever he goes, and that hot water will turn to a boil with Kiffin at the helm.
Heck, he may have already committed a violation at USC by picking up a recruit in a limo. He'll get a lot of good players because after all, it is Southern Cal, but that wouldn't mean my son would ever accept a phone call, much less a visit from this guy.
If he brought his wife Layla along, it may be a different story.