Category Archives: Don’t Mess With Lane Kiffin

Jimmy Sexton’s Kryptonite

Apparently, there are some bridges that even Sexton can’t cross.

According to a report from Gridiron Now’s Mark Nagi, who recently spoke to Kiffin for an upcoming book on Tennessee football, former Vols athletic director John Currie told super agent Jimmy Sexton that his client would “never be the head coach” at Tennessee as long as he was in charge.

“What normally happens in those things is when jobs come open, there is usually communication with the agent and the athletic director,” Kiffin said in a phone interview earlier this week. “The agent says something like, ‘Hey, I got these eight to 10 guys; what do you think about this guy here or there?’ … Then the AD says, ‘I want to interview those two guys; those sound good.’

“In that conversation with [agent] Jimmy Sexton — who has a million guys obviously, so it’s not just about me, it’s about all the guys — … [then-Tennessee athletic director] John Currie says, ‘Lane will never be the head coach as long as I’m the athletics director here.’ So once he said that, I didn’t think about it. So that kind of answered that.”

Of course, if I had to pick a bridge, it would be Junior.  Sexton had to know the job was dangerous when he took it.

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Today, in you can’t make this stuff up if you tried

I’m starting to think Junior’s just trolling the hell out of everybody now.

Never one to shy away from unconventional moves, FAU coach Lane Kiffin chose 24-year-old Charlie Weis Jr. to be his new offensive coordinator, OwlAccess.com has learned.

The hiring will make Weis the youngest current coordinator at the FBS level, and likely the youngest coordinator in modern college football history.

Two chips off the old block.  I guess I’ll have to quit referring to the Laner as Junior.  Too confusing.

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Jake Fromm and the here and now

Junior, for some reason, feels the need to take a victory lap on Alabama’s recruiting.

Sure, right, whatever you say, Laner.  Fromm was just wasting your precious time when you evaluated him and extended an offer.  Even more curious –since when does anyone at Alabama care where a recruit gets drafted by the NFL?  Nick Saban’s got plenty of shiny rings from national championship seasons with QBs who never sniffed the first round.

You’ll have to excuse me if this kind of stuff matters more to me than a kid’s draft potential.

Fromm, the SEC Freshman of the Year, finished his rookie season 12-2 as a starter.

“Fromm is a very bright kid,” Ridley said. “You can ask anyone in the room that. He’s very talented and he’s very smart. Our coaches really trust him to make the right checks and the right reads. When he’s out there if he has confidence in you he’s going to continue to go to you. I guess I started out hot tonight and he continued to work me. Unfortunately we came up short, but it’s branding and it’s going to continue to grow.”

“I wouldn’t want to have no other quarterback,” said receiver Terry Godwin. “He’s out there making the right checks, putting us in the right plays, and off the field he’s caring about us. He’s an overall complete guy. On the field he’s the leader we need.”

Oh, and strangely enough,

… Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm starts with the best odds to win the Heisman Trophy.

According to Sports Betting Dime, Fromm has 10/1 odds of winning the award.

Too bad for us Georgia fans he won’t be drafted in the first round.

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Home is where the couch burns.

Craziness.

Really, these people deserve Junior showing up and bailing on them a year later again.

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I’m having an existential crisis.

Tell me the truth:  does being tempted to follow the Laner on Twitter make me a bad person?

Because I’m having a hard time resisting.

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The definition of chutzpah

If this ain’t it, I don’t know what is.

You’re a major component in the “again”, Junior.

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Kiffin’s gonna Kiffin.

Bringing the smack.

Honestly, I’m surprised Junior waited as long as he did to say that.

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