Team Speed Kills says Kiffin's statement that he's leaving the program in better shape than he found it is another example of his only real accomplishment at Tennessee: Spin.
All of which prompted Kiffin to boldly declare as he left Tennessee under cover of darkness Tuesday: "I know ... that we're leaving here fourteen months later a lot better team than we were fourteen months ago." Exactly how so, Boy Wonder? Fourteen months ago, Tennessee was an average football team that had gone almost .500 the previous season, just lost its head coach and faced an unsettled situtation at quarterback. Now, Tennessee is an average football team that went slightly better than .500 this past season, has just lost its head coach and faces an unsettled situation at quarterback.