Titans Volunteer Tennessee Justice on Lane Kiffin and USC

Rob Belote@GuysNationSenior Analyst IJuly 27, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13:  New head coach of the USC Trojans Lane Kiffin is introduced during a press conference at Heritage Hall January 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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In case you’re in the majority of NFL fans, you might not have heard that Lane Kiffin pissed off the majority of the football fans in the state of Tennessee when he quit his position as head coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team. 

The young head coach was criticized for a lack of professionalism and integrity when he quickly bolted for the University of Southern California when the same position came available to helm the Trojans.

It seems that he might be looking to piss off the rest of the state of Tennessee, and this time the miffed audience is at the professional level.

Lane Kiffin apparently wanted Kennedy Pola to be his offensive coordinator at USC, so he reached out and successfully offered the position to him.

The only problem is that Kennedy Pola was (is?) still under contract as the running backs coach for the Tennessee Titans, and in keeping with his questionable “professionalism,” Lane Kiffin didn’t notify anyone in the Tennessee Titans organization that he wished to poach a member of their staff just days away from the opening of training camp.

Needless to say, Jeff Fischer and the rest of the Titans organization weren’t happy about having to find another running backs coach, especially given some of the offseason issues with star running back Chris Johnson threatening to hold out if he doesn’t get a better contract, and LenDale White exiting for Seattle (ironically to momentarily join former USC coach Pete Carroll), but what could be done?


This week, thousands of folks wearing dreamsicle-Orange-colored clothing are considering adding some baby blue to their wardrobe in thanks of the Tennessee Titans recent filing suit against Public Enemy No. 1, Lane Kiffin and USC.

In all likelihood, the Tennessee Titans will win this lawsuit, precedent was set recently when a similar situation happened when James Madison University hired their new men’s basketball  coach away from Marist.

The outcome of this case won’t likely be settled before the Tennessee Titans take the field for some preseason action, but the act of filing suit will at least gain them a significant number of fans from Volunteer Nation.

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