USC FootballDownload App

Report: USC Head Coach Lane Kiffin Surprised About Titans' Lawsuit

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)
Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
Shawn DhaniCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2010

According to the Associated Press, USC Trojans' Lane Kiffin was surprised about the Tennessee Titans' lawsuit over him after he hired away one of their coaches.

The Tennessee Titans wanted to sue Kiffin because he hired Kennedy Pola as the Trojans' offensive coordinator and running backs coach.

Titans' head coach Jeff Fisher was upset when Kiffin didn't contact him about the hiring. So, hence, Tennessee and Fisher sued.

A company that owns the Titans called Tennessee Football Inc. filed a lawsuit against Kiffin about the hiring of Pola's contract.

"Pola's hiring was done no differently than any we did at SC or Tennessee. I didn't anticipate this. No one would have," Kiffin said.

This is going to be interesting.


Shawn Dhani is a USC Trojans' beat writer. You can see more of his work at

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices