Re: Brian Kelly, leading candidate for Tennessee job...
I think Kiffin is being hired based on his credentials and connections only, not based on whether or not he has had any success as a head football coach in college.
1.NFL Experience. Even if it was with the Raiders, he still has a way into recruits homes even with the Tennessee letterhead. It's what has made coaches like Rick Pitino, John Calipari, and Tim Floyd hot commodities in college basketball.
2.Monte Kiffin may be joining him at Tennessee, as well as Ed Orgeron. With Dad controlling the offense, Lane could focus on the offense.
Of course, Charlie Weis had no college head coaching experience and we all know how that is working out. At least Kiffin had the Raiders.
Originally Posted by savafan
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