When Southern California head football coach Lane Kiffin lured Tennessee Titans running backs coach Kennedy Pola to the Trojans program as offensive coordinator over the weekend, Titans Coach Jeff Fisher did not hide his displeasure.
Fisher, himself a former Southern Cal player, said the manner in which Kiffin made the hire — contacting Pola without first making a courtesy call to the Titans — exhibited ". . . a lack of professionalism."
Late Monday afternoon, the Titans organization expressed their dissatisfaction on the proceedings with more than words. It filed a lawsuit against the university and Kiffin for "maliciously" interfering with the contract of Pola.
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