Kiffin's contract finally completed

Football coach Lane Kiffin and the University of Tennessee have finally signed their contract that had been agreed to before the season started.

There were no significant changes in the contract that was obtained by the News Sentinel from what had been previously reported from a memorandum of understanding. Kiffin was named UT’s coach on Dec. 1, 2008.

UT athletic director Mike Hamilton said the delay is a result of lawyers fine-tuning the contract to protect the interests of their clients.

“In most cases, the general terms are pretty straight forward and in general, easily agreed upon,” Hamilton stated in an e-mail to the News Sentinel. “As an example, the agreed upon basic terms between the athletic department and coach Kiffin were finalized upon acceptance of the job and intricate details were then finalized between University General Counsel and the coach’s representatives over the last several months.”

The contract specifically outlines the six self-reported secondary NCAA violations committed earlier this year. The contract states that Kiffin could be held responsible for any other violation that occurred during that time.

Kiffin’s buyout for the 2009 and 2010 season is $7.5 million. His buyout for the 2011 and 2012 season is $6.25 million. The buyout drops to $5 million in 2013 and 2014.

UT is still working on completing the contracts for its assistant coaches. Hamilton offered no timetable as to when those would be complete.

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3volfan writes:

and this is news how???????????

OrangePride writes:

Nice buyout packages.........which we all hope will not be a factor. Ya gotta like what you see so far, especially with the recruiting. But it isn't just CFK. The real strength here is the top to bottom great staff as well. GO VOLS!

GreensboroVol writes:

After reading the buyout clause amounts, anyone who is not on board with this coaching staff may want to get on board because he isn't going anywhere for a long time. Let the coaches do their job and within 3-4 years I believe we will see big results.

Pullingguard writes:

in response to 3volfan:

and this is news how???????????

Read and appreciate it... It's news or reconfirmation of news that was not previously known in detail...And most anything and everything would apply to you as news. Me too.
Vols will do the unthinkable Saturday, WIN...

tennesseebee writes:

Kiff and Co. should get bonuses for secondary violations, as they appear to translate into blue chip players! Power of the T,baby!!

VolinCalif writes:

in response to OrangePride:

Nice buyout packages.........which we all hope will not be a factor. Ya gotta like what you see so far, especially with the recruiting. But it isn't just CFK. The real strength here is the top to bottom great staff as well. GO VOLS!

not that it matters but you have my agreement. Don't think there has ever been a proven staff this good. Could be that there were better staffs but they were not proven at the time of assembly. As for the buyout make it for the staff and so large no one can afford to leave. That will work and for years we will run the table. Go vols clean Bama's plow.

VolinCalif writes:

in response to chuck0303#1342365:

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This year my friend. Keep saying it to make the trolls miserable

VolinCalif writes:

in response to Witch_Doctor:

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Get in that copter WD. and bring back something that will give the Bama team loose bowels. That would make it a lot easier to beat the poop out of them.

Bloodrunzorange writes:

Coach your butt off CLK and you will have nothing to worry about! Go Vols and support CLK! Beat Bama!!!

rdr4vols writes:

in response to SECFB:

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That last line can also be pointed to the person living in a big white house with tall gates. Even so, GOOO! VOLS! It can happen, just remember 1982 when it seemed to be near impossible for us to win.

VolinCalif writes:

in response to hiresanders:

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Up your nose with a rubber hose. Go back to pounding sand you dip sh...

PAROLE_tide writes:

The future's so bright I gota' wear shades.

Brillovol writes:

in response to compact2:

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Unrelated comment, but beautiful nontheless!

NTNSTY writes:

in response to 3volfan:

and this is news how???????????

Why would you attempt to speak for others by commenting about the worthiness of this article? If you don't believe it's news, shut up and move on.

VolunteerLifer writes:

in response to hiresanders:

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Is it your money on the line? If not, its none of your business.

TIDENTEXAS writes:

ROLL TIDE

vol88 writes:

Not a dang word about what happens if he doesn't beat Bama... Go Kiffin, GBO!!!

WytheVol writes:

in response to chuck0303#1342365:

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Hey Chuck... Hopefully Berry and Jackson can pick some balls out of mid-air before those phantom PI calls can be made. Oh, and hopefully no UT player points to the sky after scoring or anything.. Oh wait, they all do it. Guess we're screwed.

The flip side to that is the refs could be so afraid of losing their jobs that they call everything the Vols way.. Or maybe UT can come up with more money.. Seriously doubt it.. but hey.. There is always hope!

GO VOLS!

vol88 writes:

in response to rdr4vols:

That last line can also be pointed to the person living in a big white house with tall gates. Even so, GOOO! VOLS! It can happen, just remember 1982 when it seemed to be near impossible for us to win.

1982, I was there my man! One of the greatest victories in Vol history. I was in Sec. II, and after the game, Ol' Bear was hanging his head low walking toward the tunnel. What a day!

watchdog writes:

in response to WytheVol:

Hey Chuck... Hopefully Berry and Jackson can pick some balls out of mid-air before those phantom PI calls can be made. Oh, and hopefully no UT player points to the sky after scoring or anything.. Oh wait, they all do it. Guess we're screwed.

The flip side to that is the refs could be so afraid of losing their jobs that they call everything the Vols way.. Or maybe UT can come up with more money.. Seriously doubt it.. but hey.. There is always hope!

GO VOLS!

I can see it now... Determined not to be outdone by Kiffin and Orgeron, the refs let us all know where the real buzz about the game should be, and arrive via helicopter at the 50 yd. line 5 minutes before kickoff.

VolinCalif writes:

in response to TIDENTEXAS:

ROLL TIDE

It's a coming baby. That 10gal don't fit.
getem Smokey. go Vols

sizeDD writes:

in response to vol88:

Not a dang word about what happens if he doesn't beat Bama... Go Kiffin, GBO!!!

We won't beat Bama, this year, and nothing should happen if we don't. Our time will come.
GO VOLS!

VolinCalif writes:

in response to DaMan:

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Both Bama and Fl will wish their buyout package was no greater than 6.5 before two yrs have gone by. Ga will crush Fl and We'll beat the Tide. Could be a white wash, Lane will get it done.

SIMSVOL writes:

These clowns DaMan and hiresanders are clueless.
Get used to it boys - Kiffin is bringing Tennessee back to the top. Your whining really is childish. Suck it up and get used to the drubbing your teams are going to be suffering through for years to come.

sizeDD writes:

in response to DaMan:

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DuhMan

VolinCalif writes:

in response to VolinCalif:

Both Bama and Fl will wish their buyout package was no greater than 6.5 before two yrs have gone by. Ga will crush Fl and We'll beat the Tide. Could be a white wash, Lane will get it done.

By the way that High school OC coach Auburn is using isn't half bad

VolunteerLifer writes:

in response to DaMan:

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Hey NoDaMan:

It ain't YOUR money so it ain't your business, so your opinions on the matter are worthless.

Fla_Vol writes:

in response to DaMan:

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Why don't you crawl back in your sewer.....slim balls like you shouldn't be allowed to post on this site!!!!!!!!

VolinCalif writes:

in response to VolunteerLifer:

Hey NoDaMan:

It ain't YOUR money so it ain't your business, so your opinions on the matter are worthless.

No! No! Its not DaMan. It's WishIaMan

Biggie writes:

in response to SECFB:

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No way! Tebow beat Tenn by himself and Ark too. Once he's gone they are better than average and thats it

WytheVol writes:

in response to watchdog:

I can see it now... Determined not to be outdone by Kiffin and Orgeron, the refs let us all know where the real buzz about the game should be, and arrive via helicopter at the 50 yd. line 5 minutes before kickoff.

Maybe the helicopter will be their payment from Kiffin so the Vols can get the W...

KiFFiNOMiCS writes:

in response to SECFB:

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Relevant yeah...but as you see Tebow go bye-bye you will be away easier team to defend. We see without Harvin the Gators don't have that XX factor...simply an X factor....when he is gone Brantley is nothing more than another Stafford want-a-be. Defend it however you want but your team isn't impressive...winning yes....but impressive no....last year yes....this season no....AND IT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE YOU LOSE. If the truth hurts say OUCH....there is nothing negative you can say about Tennessee to upset me either pal because I've already heard it. Run that Pro-Style Offense next year....MONTE CAN'T WAIT FOR IT!

Munsterlander writes:

in response to VolinCalif:

No! No! Its not DaMan. It's WishIaMan

Actually it's dum @$$ man, with yet another in a long string of dum @$$ posts. Best to move along, no use expending brain cells on a dum @$$.

VolinCalif writes:

in response to KiFFiNOMiCS:

Relevant yeah...but as you see Tebow go bye-bye you will be away easier team to defend. We see without Harvin the Gators don't have that XX factor...simply an X factor....when he is gone Brantley is nothing more than another Stafford want-a-be. Defend it however you want but your team isn't impressive...winning yes....but impressive no....last year yes....this season no....AND IT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE YOU LOSE. If the truth hurts say OUCH....there is nothing negative you can say about Tennessee to upset me either pal because I've already heard it. Run that Pro-Style Offense next year....MONTE CAN'T WAIT FOR IT!

Without Tebow UM will not stay at Fl. He wants to keep the image of being a great coach. Too bad because ND will not have the recruits to have a great team for some while. Besides ND has to play USC W .

VolinCalif writes:

in response to Jovi_zz:

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Dupree said not to worry. Even SEC commissoner Is now being watched. All football family now watching to see if big money matchups are fake.

ETSU_Vol writes:

recruiting, and news in general has been slow, so just thought id post this for the heck of it. its a video on scout.com of our boy jose jose (love the name)

http://recruiting.scout.com/2/911072....

ETSU_Vol writes:

also, i thought we were gonna land dietrich riley for sure, but looks like i could be wrong. we could always change his mind, but we are 2nd fiddle as of now

http://usc.scout.com/a.z?s=15&p=2...

Ironcity writes:

in response to DaMan:

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You sound awfully jealous DaMan. Successful people are not what your use to hanging around with. I think if you are so against the contract you should discontinue your donations to the school. I am sure that will have a profound effect on their thinking. HAHAHA!

PennVol writes:

Let's all pitch in and give them a raise when they roll the Tide this weekend.

WhitePineVol77 writes:

in response to Witch_Doctor:

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I knew it!!!

LiveFaith writes:

in response to 3volfan:

and this is news how???????????

"Head football coach Lane Kiffin and the University of Tennessee have finally signed their contract that had been agreed to long ago."

I feel dumber just for responding. :-/

RollTideJoe writes:

in response to VolinCalif:

Both Bama and Fl will wish their buyout package was no greater than 6.5 before two yrs have gone by. Ga will crush Fl and We'll beat the Tide. Could be a white wash, Lane will get it done.

What weed are you smokin' out there in California?

notoriousBIGorange writes:

in response to Biggie:

No way! Tebow beat Tenn by himself and Ark too. Once he's gone they are better than average and thats it

Don't forget the fact that UF will be looking for a new coach next year which should kill their recruiting.
UF is on the decline and UT is on the rise!! FEAR THE KIFFIN!!

Nice name, by the way. Copy Cat!

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to DaaMan:

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Damn right, you are a joke.

Chris4Vols22 writes:

in response to Witch_Doctor:

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You are a good man Witch_Doctor. Take me too when you head to your island.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to chuck0303#1342365:

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Oh well! Maybe they'll be incompetent in our favor Saturday, though it may be by accident--you know, like meaning to call something on us but accidentally calling it on Bama, or something like that. Actually, as I posted on another thread, I'm surprised they even have a job. Must be a couple of Slive's relatives on that crew.

Interestingly, the "Around the Horn" crew on ESPN just went round and round about how the refs are apparently favoring Florida this year. If there is a big push to have undefeated Florida and Bama teams playing in the SEC Championship game so that an undefeated SEC team makes the NATIONAL championship game, then UT is REALLY in trouble Saturday.

HallowedHill writes:

Good job - now get back to work. It's the 3rd Saturday in October (unless you're counting, then it's the 4th) and time to earn the paycheck.

murrayvol writes:

in response to supersmo18:

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That's all he CAN say that he can also spell.

3volfan writes:

in response to NTNSTY:

Why would you attempt to speak for others by commenting about the worthiness of this article? If you don't believe it's news, shut up and move on.

hey ntnsty, why don't u practice what u preach. shut up and move on. im just saying this is not news, if u or anyone else expected any less u were nuts. i thought it was kinda on line with what was to be expected, hence "how is this news?" just stating an opinion. thats like saying rain today when standing in the middle of a storm. thats not news.

KINGKONG writes:

in response to TIDENTEXAS:

ROLL TIDE

Roll of toliet paper is going to be needed after bama takes a bite of this BIG ORANGE FIBER.

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