Glad Kiffin Has Joined Bama

Monday, January 13, 2014

To say the least most Vol fans were shocked at Kiffin’s hiring as offensive coordinator with the Tide.  However, all the Vol fans I have talked with are far from livid and more like elated.  If he is able to single handedly do to the Tide what he was able to accomplish with the Raiders, Vols and USC, that will be one less threat in the SEC.   

Players obviously do not respect him and USC would be the best case and point after his departure.  Every time he has taken the reins he has managed to bring bad publicity to the program and is under constant allegations for his recruiting and coaching practices.  It should tell you something when his own father no longer wanted to be associated with him when it comes to football.   

If coach Saban (who I greatly respect for his accomplishments as a coach) is not able to keep him under a magnifying glass with constant supervision, I have no doubt in my mind Kiffin will be able to single-handily implode the Alabama football program and send Tide fans to their knees.  

I can say personally as a die-hard Tennessee Volunteer fan, I am far from livid and actually grinning from ear to ear.  I only wish he had a twin brother to go coach for the Gators. 

Chris Morgan

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