Lane Kiffin, Tennessee – (And I don’t use this salutation lightly. I can’t stand calling anyone Dude, or Buddy, or Pal, or what I’m about to use, and I bring it out only for emphasis. Kids, please don’t try this at home.) Bro, if you’re going to be this much of a raging, bull’s-eye-on-the-chest asshat, you had better bring it out of the gate…
— Pete Fiutak, College Football News, 6/23/09
SN: Do you put on the television every night and wonder if Coach Kiffin is going to pop up, saying something new or doing something that makes news?
JC: We’re just focusing on us. That’s the main goal, to make things better for us and go into fall camp getting ready for the season. I don’t really pay attention to what’s going on.
SN: What do you make of how he’s been portrayed to the rest of the country?
JC: People go out there and they do whatever they do. Everybody’s going to make money for their jobs. We’re a family here, and we’re not making a big deal out of any of that.
SN: Do you think Coach has embarrassed the program or Tennessee with some of the things he’s done?
JC: No comment. Like I said, we just focus on what’s going on here.
— Q & A with Jonathan Crompton, Sporting News, 6/22/09
I don’t know how good a quarterback he’ll be this year, but Crompton knows how to keep his head down.