Kiffin won't leave USC. That's the dream job for him, he always said so. We were hoping this same thing would happen at Florida when the ND job opened up, and we rejoiced when Carroll left and we had a shot at Prater again. Had USC never offered, Kiffin would have been here for a while, long enough for Peyton to retire at least. At least he even left us with more of that Kiffin-style ESPN coverage. All on purpose, surely. I'll miss that, but it'll be nice not to have to make excuses for a b.s. artist! You know what I'm saying, right Gators?
As for the kids, we all sold them on our superior coaching staff as the reason they should choose UT. Those guys left, so the kids are going to look around, esp since we don't really have a coach right now. Again, just like with Prater. Don't blame them.. It's a huge decision, and who coaches them is important. We have time. If we make the right hire, we'll be fine. We don't have to have a top 5 class, just a coach that gets good production with the guys we do get. We had that high rated class recently with Donald and co and I doubt we do any worse than that. Don't worry, guys! By the end of the weekend we'll stop the bleeding. It's still great to be a Tennessee Vol.