I'm starting to wonder was Al Davis right. For years I have thought that Al Davis was one of the craziest, aloof owners in the NFL, but I have to give him credit on one thing he got right: the firing of Lame, I mean Lane Kiffin.
It seems like every time we start to forget about him, he finds a way for us to start talking about how terrible he really is.
First, it was him talking about Florida and the illegal things they were doing when they were doing nothing wrong. Next, it was all the secondary recruiting infractions. Then comes Lane bolting for USC and just hanging the University of Tennessee out to dry and putting Ed Orgeron up to the task of calling all the recruits that were going to Tennessee and telling them not to show up.
Just when u thought he was done bringing his negative vibes to Tennessee and to the world, he strike again, this time on the pro level. Is it just me or is the world trying to figure out what is so special about a guy who has never really been successful unless he was under Pete Carroll. And from the looks of it, they weren't exactly doing things right back then either.
If u don't know the story by now, Lane Kiffin called Jeff Fisher and left him a message to tell him that he was hiring Kennedy Pola to be his offensive coordinator at USC. One problem: He never asked for permission to interview him, nor did the Titans even know Pola was leaving. And to add more fuel to the fire, it is being rumored that Pola had been talking to Kiffin about the job since January. The next problem in this whole situation is that Pola has it written specifically in his contract with the Titans that he or the team or organization pursuing him has to notify the Titans organization when another job is being discussed so the Titans can give him permission to be interviewed.
The Titans are now taking USC to court over this move. Although I think they should be suing Pola and not USC, I understand the move by the Titans. I feel that somebody has to teach Lane how to follow the rules, if he even knows how to do that.
Personally, I think Lane Kiffin's career is known more for all the trouble he stirs up then for what he get paid to do, coach. At this rate, Lane Kiffin better get all he can out of this coaching job because the way things are going, all the bad choices in judgment and with all the people he has angered and upset along the way, he may not get another chance when he fails at USC.