Students, fans greet Kiffin with obscenities

Lane Kiffin leaves UT for USC

Dozens of students and fans marched into the Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex on Tuesday night chanting obscenities at Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin, who was informing his players about his departure to Southern California.

The crowd then moved to an office area where an impromptu press conference was being held for Kiffin.

Police were called to quell the crowd, which calmed down once officers arrived.

The crowd eventually became rowdy and were asked to disperse without incident.

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CRFVols writes:

Wish I could have been there to help.

Pacemaker writes:

Of course....lets just say that he might have to run to the car and speed away to the airport!

vol88 writes:

Hate I missed it. GTHLK

HSVol writes:

I would have been there with them...

doctorvol#211700 writes:

Send tyler and the gang (loaded) after him!

dvols writes:

"a trailer park frenzy?"

jman33163 writes:

Good for them!! I wish they would have strung him up by his toes in front of the stadium! You are a male chicken smoker Lane! Get out of town while the gettin is good!

We are screwed as far as recruits for the next couple of years! This just blows on so many levels! I will be cussing about this for weeks :(

gatorhator4eva writes:

some crazy fu*k will catch up with him, he better get a plane from campus.

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

I think Meyer was in the passenger seat...

flashbone writes:

money hungry pos

volzcrushm writes:

F CLK!!!!!!!!!!!

TopTenn writes:

in response to Pacemaker:

Of course....lets just say that he might have to run to the car and speed away to the airport!

Show class Vols.

TommyJack writes:

in response to dvols:

"a trailer park frenzy?"

ES & D

volsreign writes:

Let's calm down, people. He was never one of us anyway. He would have left for the first NFL team that came calling. Except maybe Oakland.

Texassean writes:

I am trying to deny ever having been on the Lane Train.

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

in response to doctorvol#211700:

Send tyler and the gang (loaded) after him!

nah, Nu'keese has more experience... he has actually used a gun.

volnut64 writes:

I feel for the fans of which I am one, but I feel even more pain for what he has done to the players on this team. They have been thru so much the last 3 years. Just goes to show you he only cares about his self! I can't believe this about Monte though. I thought he had class!

Volsnfl writes:

Lane is Jiz

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

in response to Texassean:

I am trying to deny ever having been on the Lane Train.

Hey, see if your Texas side can coax Muschamp to Knoxville.

ThunderVol65 writes:

I can't say I blame all of them.

stayingorange writes:

If Kiffin is this disloyal we were already screwed. Luckily he didn't stay long enough to take the whole program down. UT can rise above this with the right replacement.

newportvol writes:

Hope nobody knows where he lives..

vol49 writes:

He is gonna get his payback at USC. The hammer is gonna fall. UT football was around LONG before Kiffin and will be around long after Kiffin. It's the nature of the beast. There is very little loyalty when GREEN is the real team color.

kpm1234 writes:

Well that just sent a program on life support a year ago back to the hospital. It will take 5 years to recover from this hit

danapurt writes:

This is what happens when you hire someone from the outside. No ties to Knoxville, it was just a matter of time if he was sucessfull that he would be gone. I guess Hamilton couldnt come up with anymore money to try to keep him. I hope a lynch mob runs him out of town, recon hell change his sons name from knox to something else?

Volsnfl writes:

ITS HARD TO SHOW CLASS WHEN YOU didnt even get a kiss!!!!!!!!!!

illinoisvolfan writes:

Well, hell... I wonder why?

This is fine mess Hamilton has gotten UT into. Wonder who he's going to hire now? Kelly's gone to Notre Dame, Strong's gone to Louisville, Tuberville's gone to Texas Tech and Leach has just gone mad, evidently.

eduardo writes:

Boy, Al Davis seems like a genius!!! Should have hired BRIAN KELLEY!!!!!!!!

WoodstockVol writes:

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V0LUNT33R writes:

Kippy as interim head coach??? What a joke! Hamilton has to go.

Mule_Days_King writes:

anyone heard how the players took the news?

Voluvr writes:

How about staying two weeks to help our recruiting class like Meyer is doing?

Okay, Butch Davis, Orgeron?, Ole ball coach.
LOOK all of this is just a bridge til Peyton get here.

CopperTop writes:

Wow

randyarnold writes:

Who among us would not take a better job if it became available?

volover writes:

he screwed us for 4-5yrs. I wish i was there to scream and maybe throw a little. he better have a escort to airport, we like our football a little more than they do in so cal

MikeInTN writes:

Mike Hamilton MUST GO!!!! Please, everyone email the U.T. Presidents Office...Trustees...your state representatives. Hamilton has ruined our beloved program.

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

in response to kpm1234:

Well that just sent a program on life support a year ago back to the hospital. It will take 5 years to recover from this hit

More like he euthanized it.

USNVOL writes:

Hey Kiffin,
You,are a liar.

VolfaninKS writes:

Thanks for nothing you spoiled POS!

WytheVol writes:

Kiss or no kiss, we should show some class as fans. Hamilton better be on the phone, better yet, on the plane meeting w/some people TONIGHT!! Bud Foster would be a good replacement (amoung many others)...

Voluvr writes:

in response to Mule_Days_King:

anyone heard how the players took the news?

Gerald Jones and another went after him and chased him. A mob of students also crashed the press conference shouting obscenities.

Jacques Smith and Juan James have already packed and left.

Sportsdoc writes:

Hamilton must go. Any AD that hires a coach with such a minimal buyout is not competent. There is no excuse for such a blunder.

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

in response to randyarnold:

Who among us would not take a better job if it became available?

point taken... he's within his right, technically...

But words mean things, and he lied to an entire legion of fans. That has to count for something.

dopedawg writes:

now we know why the other coaches left...prob knew kiffen was leaving...

PumpUptheVOLume writes:

F 'em... Call GRUDEN or Call MUSGRAVE or DUNGY.....

illinoisvolfan writes:

in response to usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid:

I think Meyer was in the passenger seat...

Anything but that...

You know the worst thing about all this. There are Gator and Bama fans actually showing sympathy for us over this.

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

Man, I'm REALLY glad I don't drink!

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britt writes:

did you hear that press conference? i waited 30 min for a 30 sec statement. Generic thank you to all and told us how hard he worked. hope he leads usc to the NCAA death penalty

stayingorange writes:

How does the coach running out the door get to dictate no cameras allowed in a PRESS CONFERENCE. Another sign of the type of guy he really is. UT should have made him speak into the camera.

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