If you can stomach reading this Dennis Dodd piece on Junior, you’ll see that Kiffin’s back in his everything-I-do-is-on-purpose mode.
And maybe it is. The thing is, at this point, who the hell knows? More importantly, what’s the point?
I mean, I understand the need to raise the program’s profile and generate new excitement for the fan base and for recruits. I just wonder if his is the best way (assuming it really is all part of a calculated plan) to accomplish it.
Months ahead of the game, this comes off as cool bravado…
Hee-hee. It seems like the joke is on everybody else. Shortly before the spring presser, someone showed Kiffin a cell phone picture of one of his famous quotes now hanging in the Gators’ new Heavener Football Complex.
“I’m really looking forward to embracing some of the great traditions at the University of Tennessee,” Kiffin said the day he was hired, “for instance the Vol Walk, running through the T, singing Rocky Top all night long after we beat Florida next year. It will be a blast.”
Glancing at the phone picture, the coach smiled and said, “Beautiful. Awesome. Wonderful. They even put our logo on it. Free advertising and we didn’t have to pay for it.”
… but if his kids get their asses handed to them on a platter in the Swamp, how beautiful is it going to be then?