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Tennessee Titans to Sue Lane Kiffin

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01:  Head coach Lane Kiffin looks on during the  USC Trojans spring game on  May 1, 2010 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Jonah PulsCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2010

As if the state of Tennessee wasn’t made enough at Lane Kiffin; he has made another move that has the state furious.

On Saturday, it was announced that the USC Trojans would be hiring Tennessee Titans RB coach Kennedy Pola.

Two days later, Tennessee Football Inc., the company that owns the Titans, chose to file a lawsuit against both Kiffin and the university.

The lawsuit claims that Kiffin violated Pola’s contract, which requires that he have written permission to discuss a job with anyone other than the Titans. It also claims that USC was aware of the details within his contract but chose to avoid them anyways.

Kiffin, who already has had three minor recruiting infractions, has had a roller-coaster career as a head coach.

His first heading coaching job was with the Oakland Raiders in 2007-2008. He compiled a record of 4-12 and was later fired by owner Al Davis.

In 2009, he accepted a job as the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, where he led them to a record of 7-6, which included a 23-point loss to Virginia Tech in the Chick-Fill-A-Bowl.

Kiffin then resigned as the Volunteers head coach one month before National Signing Day to become the head coach of the USC Trojans, where he has already gotten himself in trouble.

Sadly for USC, this news has to come at a moment where its university is taking a major hit.

Not long after the 2009-2010 season, head coach Pete Carroll landed a coaching job with the Seahawks.

Several months later, at the beginning of June, it was announced that USC was found guilty on giving improper benefits to Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. The punishments include a two-year bowl ban, four years' probation, loss of 20 or more scholarships, and forfeits of an entire year's games during the 2004-2005 season, which included a BCS title game victory.

Now, a college which is known primarily for their football program will have a few rough years ahead of them as it tries to rebuild a tarnished image.

-I understand this is late news, but I am doing this so I can get it edited.

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