In the previous 48 hours, Lane Kiffin had left Tennessee for USC, escaped an angry mob in Knoxville and stumbled through a withering inquisition in Los Angeles, and still Thompson hadn’t heard from him.
But even he couldn’t feel as bad as another of the assistants led to Tennessee and left behind. Thompson said Kiffin didn’t tell David Reaves he was leaving, either.
And Reaves is Kiffin’s brother-in-law.
“He saw it on TV,” Thompson said.
So what would Thompson say to Kiffin given the opportunity?
“I would tell him, ‘Congratulations, but I’m looking forward to the day that we play.’
“I don’t care where I’m at. I’m always going to be looking for the day we play Lane Kiffin.”
Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall at the next Reaves family get together? Should be some fun times…