Kiffin watch: it’s not me, it’s you.

Nobody in college football has mastered the art of bullshit rationalization better than Junior.  Nobody.

So looking back: You took a lot of heat for leaving Tennessee after one year: Any reflections on how things went down? Any regrets?

LK: Well, I was trying to do it the best it could be done as far as getting back from the SEC head coaches meeting that I was at to speak to the team. As I think you’d be familiar with, most of the time people don’t speak to the local media and I was trying to do that out of respect to them because there are some great people there. I guess I should have listened to other people and just got out of there and went to my new job instead of trying to do what I thought was right.

You got hit pretty hard by the national media: Did any of it hurt? Did it bother you at all?

LK: Not at all. Because every person who I talked to about this decision, when I laid out the facts, every single person said not only that it wasn’t close but basically that it was a no-brainer. So, if people were familiar with all the details of the situations — which they never will be — I think that people would definitely understand. And, even with people back there. I understand people are hurt but the sense I’ve gotten from the people I still talk to back there or who have called me — people involved in business — understand the move and don’t fault me for it.

That’s the rationalization part.  Here’s the bullshit:

Any “details” you mentioned that you want to share with us?

LK: No.

I know I don’t need to tell anybody this, but Vol fans, you’re in a better place now without him.

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3 responses to “Kiffin watch: it’s not me, it’s you.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    He’ll say anything.

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  2. Bulldog Bry

    I could tell you, but I’d have to kill you.

    The perfect defense.

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  3. Bob

    Of course it’s a no brainer. Keep getting “promoted” before you have to prove yourself. Is it Kiffy’s fault or the idiots who keep hiring him?

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