Everyone Hates Lane Kiffin, Part 419

Feel free to refer back to Spencer Hall's earlier case study of whether or not someone got told (in that instance, Lane Kiffin was indeed, told). Consider this all further research on the subject. 

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From Wes Rucker

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Tenn. Governor Phil Bredesen on Lane Kiffin: "It is a blip on the radar. So somebody quit and went. Big deal."

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Tennessee AD, Mike Hamilton, back with more quotes that make you say, "OH SNAP!" 

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When Kiffin told Hamilton he was leaving, Hamilton said to Kiffin, "I thought you were competitive," as in why would Kiffin leave a competitive environment like the Southeastern Conference.

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And lastly, FanHouse's Clay Travis has a report that Kiffin never fully embraced Tennessee, which obviously isn't exactly shocking news at this point, but it is full of good anecdotes and sound bites, about how Kiffin and Ed Orgeron often used USC highlights and chants to fire up the team. Also, this, from center Josh McNeil. 

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"Coach Kiffin cared about Tennessee traditions less than the worst Vol hater in the state of Alabama," he said. "That man's a snake." [...]

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"Monte [Kiffin] was loved by everyone," says McNeil. "He was a great guy, a great football coach, but a better guy."

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McNeil pauses for a moment, thinks.

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"He and Lane had absolutely nothing in common."

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Oh. Snap. 

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