The Laner alienates somebody new:
“I am very disappointed in Lane Kiffin’s approach to this,’’ Fisher said. “Typically speaking, when coaches are interested in hiring or discussing potential employment from coaches on respective staffs, there is a courtesy call made from the head coach or athletic director indicating there is an interest in talking to the assistant.
“So I am very disappointed in the lack of professionalism on behalf of Lane, to call me and leave me a voicemail after Kennedy had informed me he had taken the job. It is just a lack of professionalism.’’
At least he didn’t act surprised.
Maybe as a make-up gesture Junior will propose that the Titans play USC in the Kickoff Classic.
All that separates the program from South Carolina:
Some clown in Hoover cast a vote for Kentucky to win the SEC… without winning the SEC East.
Grambling head coach Rod Broadway has a final solution for the agent problem plaguing college football.
(h/t College Football Talk)
While the media got a huge kick out of Robbie Caldwell’s comedy routine at SEC Media Days, perhaps more attention should be paid to this move:
… Tulsa World reports that Herb Hand has stepped down as Tulsa’s co-offensive coordinator to take a position on Caldwell’s Commodores’ staff. Hand reportedly told his Golden Hurricane players of the move in a team meeting Thursday evening.
When Caldwell accepted the interim position at Vandy following Bobby Johnson‘s unexpected decision to retire earlier this month, he also relinquished his position as offensive line coach.
Hand, in addition to serving as one of Tulsa’s OC’s since 2007, was also the school’s line coach. While it’s not specified in the report, it appears likely he will take over Caldwell’s former job at Vandy.
Hand’s not your ordinary o-line coach. His resumé includes stints with Rich Rodriguez at West Virginia and Gus Malzahn at Tulsa. As an offensive coordinator, the guy didn’t exactly fall off the turnip truck. If this is Caldwell’s signal that he intends to do something about Vanderbilt’s abysmal offensive showing of the past few seasons, it’s a shrewd move.
You’ve got to admit this is a different take on the hot seat meme.
(h/t Marc Weiszer)
Richt question: “How do you still have your job after 2 SEC Titles, a 7-2 bowl record, and 90 wins? Is it a miracle that you’re employed?”
— Spencer Hall’s Twitter feed
I’m not sure why Jeff Schultz thinks Mark Richt signed up for the level of responsibility Schultz assigns to him in this post, but Hall’s sarcasm strikes me as the proper rebuttal to that.
But here’s the real point –
It’s going to be tough to beat Richt who is simply flat-out likeable. If Georgia ever does run him off — and I’m not saying the school will — Richt would be employed somewhere else in a heartbeat.
If Adams decided to can Mark Richt, how long do you think it would take another major program to grab him? Does that strike you as an attribute for somebody whose reputation has been irretrievably tarnished by the events of the past few months?