If you don't want to read about Lane Kiffin, go ahead and turn the page. I get it.
Here are several replies from my Twitter feed after Kiffin took time out from assembling a national championship contender Tuesday morning to appear on The Sports Page radio show:
"Why are we even discussing that guy? No UT fan, writer on anyone should ever discuss him."
"I'm so glad Tennessee could be Kiffin's 'farm team' to work out his issues.''
"Kiffin is a no-good, underhanded, sorry excuse ..." well, it goes downhill from there.
"He's gone. Who cares? Let's move on.''
He is gone, as of Jan. 12, 2010, to the University of Southern California. Tennessee has moved on, to an 11-14 record in the wake of his turbulent exit.
As the 2012 season approaches things are looking up for both Kiffin and the team he left behind. One, however, more than the other.
Tennessee fans understandably feel betrayed by Kiffin bolting after the 2009 season, his only one in Knoxville. The fallout has been well documented.
A reasonable person accepts that Kiffin could hardly say no to his dream job — one to which he had strong ties — when it unexpectedly fell in his lap.
But passion trumps reason when it comes to SEC football.
"I didn't see myself leaving here for any other job,'' Kiffin said Tuesday. "It was a very unique circumstance.
"Otherwise we'd still be there, if you'd have us. We'd still be there and we'd be doing some great things.''
And maybe be on NCAA probation, some cynics would add.
I asked Kiffin what his 14 months at UT meant in his evolution as a head coach.
This was, after all, his first college head job. He's still, at 37, the fourth-youngest head coach at a FBS school.
"I know I made a lot of rookie mistakes,'' he said. "As I look back, I'd try not to make those again and again and find a better way to do things each time.''
No matter what you think of Kiffin as a person, the guy is rock solid as a football coach. I thought that when he was at UT and what he's done at USC under the circumstances borders on astounding.
"I'm not sure astounding really covers it,'' Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers wrote this week.
Taking over a program hit with a two-year bowl ban, scholarship reductions and a free pass for upperclassmen to transfer — which Malik Jackson did, to UT — Kiffin went 8-5 his first year. In 2011, USC was 10-2 and finished No. 6 in the AP poll.
For 2012, the Trojans are No. 3 in the preseason coaches' poll and — eligible again — are the team considered most capable of nipping the SEC's title streak in the bud.
Rampant 21st Century success enhanced a quick recovery, as did a fertile recruiting base.
Southern Cal is No. 1 in the 2013 recruiting rankings. Commitments include the state of Tennessee's top prospect, Jalen Ramsey, and Louisville, Ky., lineman Jason Hatcher (the one who said he didn't pick UT because it lost to Kentucky last November).
The lead recruiter on both was Tee Martin, the ring-wearing ex-Vol quarterback whom Kiffin hired last winter.
"We had heard great things about (Martin) and we had a great interview process,'' Kiffin said, "but he's exceeded even our expectations.''
What Kiffin has accomplished at Southern Cal in 31 months has exceeded anyone's expectations.
The chaos he left behind lowered Tennessee's expectations. Only now are they rising again.
Everybody's moving on. Some faster than others.