After a mediocre 7-6 season, Lane Kiffin, defensive genius Monte Kiffin (architect of the Tampa 2), and D-line coach and recruiter extraordinaire Ed Orgeron made like the Clampetts to coach in sunny SoCal.
The Vols brought in Derek Dooley, who led Louisiana Tech to a bowl win. He's only been a head coach for three seasons, but Dooley was the recruiting coordinator for LSU's 2003 championship and even brought in five star wideout Da'Rick Rogers in the late-signing period.
Some players have left the program, but Dooley is friendlier with the Knoxville media and plays by the rules. He also smartly kept OC Jim Chaney, who developed Jonathan Crompton and Montario Hardesty from bench warmers to NFL draft picks.
Receivers coach Charlie Baggett has worked miracles with Matt Milton this spring and has 33 years of coaching, including in the NFL, where he coached the Vikings' Randy Moss and Cris Carter.
But the best hire might have been DC Justin Wilcox. Young Wilcox's Boise defenses led the WAC in total defense all four years of his tenure and beat teams like Oklahoma and TCU in BCS Bowls. He will bring 3-4 fronts as well as plenty of takeaways as the spring game showed.