The Lane Kiffin Plan for Tennessee's Resurgence

Stephen SmithContributor IAugust 10, 2009

The Lane Kiffin Plan for Tennessee's Resurgence

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    Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin at the  NFL  - 2007 Annual Meetings - AFC Coach Breakfast at Arizona Biltmore, on March 27, 2007.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Objective No. 1—Assemble a top-flight coaching staff

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    TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 28: Retiring defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches play against the Oakland Raiders at Raymond James Stadium on December 28, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Objective No. 2—Antagonize the competition

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    WASHINGTON - APRIL 23:  U.S. President Barack Obama (L) walks with University of Florida mens football head coach Urban Meyer into the East Room of the White House April 23, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama hosted the 2009 national champion Gators, who prese

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    OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 17:  Ed Orgeron, head coach of the Mississippi Rebels of the Mississippi Rebels watches the action in a game against the LSU Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field November 17, 2007 in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat

Objective No. 3—Improve recruiting

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    OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 17:  Ed Orgeron, head coach of the Mississippi Rebels of the Mississippi Rebels watches the action in a game against the LSU Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field November 17, 2007 in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat

Objective No. 4 -- Antagonize the competition a little bit more

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Objective No. 5 -- Get off to a quick start in 2009

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    LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Quarterback K.J. Black #5 of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers looks to make a pass play against the Kentucky Wildcats during the game at Commonwealth Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky. The Wildcats defeate

Objective No. 6 -- Become bowl-eligible

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    NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback  Jonathan Crompton #8 of the Tennessee Volunteers warms up before the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Nashville, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Im
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