Lane Kiffin’s Vols Lost the Battle to Florida, But Are Winning the War of Verbs

Posted by Kevin Scott on September-22-2009 Add Comments

Every coach in college football is measured by one thing: wins and losses.  There are times, however, when coaches are hired to revive programs, where you can count other things as measuring points on the job coaches are doing.

When Tennessee hired Lane Kiffin, the Vols were covered in mediocrity and had zero momentum on the national media.  Kiffin's job, as he perceived, was to first get UT back on the front page in order to help recruiting and fan excitement.

Over the next several months, Kiffin did whatever he felt he needed to do.  Sometimes, by his own admission, saying things he'd later say he wished he hadn't because of the light shed upon him.

"There are some things I said that I didn’t l...

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