You read stuff like this part of an interview with Junior and you can’t help but wonder how oblivious Mike Hamilton had to be when he made the hire in the first place.
ANDREA KREMER: When you came into Knoxville, the first thing that you preached was loyalty and togetherness. Now you’re leaving a year later and there’s no loyalty and you’re about to break up togetherness.
LANE KIFFIN: I never once told any of those players I would be there forever. I never made the statement, ‘I’m coming here, this is my dream job, I’m never leaving.’ I never made those statements.
AK: Do you think that made them feel better?
LK: No, but it’s part of the business. You know, and as they get older they understand. That’s why they put buyouts in contracts, you know.
By the way, based on what HBO is reporting, it’s hard to say that Southern Cal has any more of a clue than did Tennessee.