This year saw Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis fire head coach Lane Kiffin four games into the season, Kiffin’s second with the organization. Davis fired Kiffin for cause; Kiffin and many Raiders/NFL fans feel that Davis is the cause of the Raiders problems.
Kiffin left with a 5-15 record and has since been named head coach of the Tennessee Vols. His father Monte Kiffin—well-respected defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—will join him at Tennessee.
Kiffin’s anticipated firing from the Raiders led to some unique moments, most notably Sebastian Janikowski’s 76-yard field goal attempt. Which leads to Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released”: In a number of ways, Kiffin sang the song that accompanies this slideshow.
To enhance this production, open another screen and go here: http://www.bobdylan.com/#/songs/i-shall-be-released. To the left of the lyrics, click on “Listen” by the top photo of Dylan. Then go back to the Bleacher Report screen -- with speakers on -- to view this slideshow with Dylan’s voice and the written lyrics of “I Shall Be Released” accompanying the slides.
Start of slideshow (and music):
They say ev'ry man must need protection,
They say ev'ry man must fall.