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Kiffin trying to poach Titans running back coach

Citing “several reports,” Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean passes along word that Southern Cal Trojans coach Lane Kiffin is attempting to lure Titans running backs coach Kennedy Pola to USC.  

Kiffin recently opted to not renew the contract of incumbent running backs coach Todd McNair.  Pola just joined the Titans this winter after spending five seasons in a similar position on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ coaching staff.
“In fairness, I’ve already made a commitment to the Titans and Coach [Jeff] Fisher,” Pola told the Los Angeles Times Thursday night.  “Obviously, if it was an opportunity, it would have to be more than a position job.”
Wyatt contacted Pola on Friday, and the former Southern Cal fullback again expressed his commitment to the Titans.
I really enjoy Nashville and being with Jeff Fisher and the leadership here, the management,” he said.  “It’s really been a new sense of energy.”
Why Kiffin would ever dream Pola might take the enormous step down from NFL position coach to position coach at a college that is ineligible for the next two NCAA postseasons is beyond us, though Kiffin did spend two years working for an NFL owner who’s seemingly lost his own sense of reality.  So perhaps we shouldn’t be all that surprised.
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26 Responses to “Kiffin trying to poach Titans running back coach”
  1. DEMOLITION says: Jul 2, 2010 7:13 PM

    Surprise surprise. A Raider jab. Grow up.

  2. Oakfan23 says: Jul 2, 2010 7:24 PM

    LOL, nice shot at AL Evan. If u had to pay someone first overall pick money you would defend him too. That was still funny though, GO RAIDAS!!

  3. 5150 says: Jul 2, 2010 7:25 PM

    Wow, is this guy trying to piss off the state of Tennessee even more????

  4. raidertg says: Jul 2, 2010 7:25 PM

    The Al Davis dig was not needed but this would not be PFT if they did not dump on the Raiders. Just brush the Haters off Al

  5. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jul 2, 2010 7:28 PM

    Kiffin is a tool

  6. Tankster says: Jul 2, 2010 7:30 PM

    Took the words right out of my mouth Demolition. I have been following this site the last few years but held off signing up to post, but watching all the ignorance I see come across here from people who want the Media world to take them serious is a temptation I cant resist any more. Suppose it is like everything else in this Country, going to Hellin a hand basket. Grow up man, maybe someone would take you serious. All these David Letterman jabs and 3rd grade rants is getting old. Post the News, this is not Comedy Central.

  7. jermely says: Jul 2, 2010 7:41 PM

    Can you guys kinda categorize the articles, so I can escape the ones written by you? Are you some pissy little Chargers fan, sore at the Raiders for not having any shiny Lombardis?
    Win streak over the Raiders don’t mean shit when it’s 3-0 in Super Bowl W’s..

  8. osnap305 says: Jul 2, 2010 7:53 PM

    I saw the name Evan Silva and new SOMEHOW there would be a Raider jab in this article.
    Get off your Mac Book and go get in a bar fight like a real man, Silva.

  9. NoseBleedFan says: Jul 2, 2010 8:17 PM

    Lane needs to realize that most coaches don’t consider it a thrill to coach under him like his daddy does…Get your ego in check Kiffin. What’s your record as a head coach anyway?…

  10. formerly dystopianow says: Jul 2, 2010 8:18 PM

    Florio: Alright Silva, would you like to be as respected as I am around these NBC halls?
    Silva: Oh, by all means sir!
    Florio: Whenever there’s something even thinly connected with the Raiders, I’ll allow you to take a break from fetching my coffee to write a slanted article about it.
    Silva: Oh, boy!

  11. snnyjcbs says: Jul 2, 2010 8:20 PM

    It has been going around for years that Mr. Silva thinks that Mr. Davis is his Father. After being turned away with Mr. Davis not willing to claim him as one of his own Mr. Siva has become very bitter and is just lashing out. As for Kiffin?, he always had one orr out of the water and has also been known for being a few bricks shy of a load.

  12. Dont Taze Me Bro says: Jul 2, 2010 8:52 PM

    ARe raider fans loyal to the Raiders or to Al Davis? You guys do know that Al is the main reason the Raiders are losing right? You do know that Tom Cable is your coach because nobody else will take the job right?
    As long as Al is calling the shots and drafting speed guys like Heyward Bey, instead of football players, the Raiders are going nowhere.
    Al Davis is stopping the Raiders just like Steinbrenner used to stop the Yankees. It was only when Steinbrenner finally allowed a real GM to call the shots that the Yankees got back to winning titles.

  13. dundee15748 says: Jul 2, 2010 8:55 PM

    Comedy Central and the Raiders should never appear together in a post. The Raiders are much funnier than Comedy Central!

  14. billsfan1 says: Jul 2, 2010 9:02 PM

    Win streak over the Raiders don’t mean shit when it’s 3-0 in Super Bowl W’s
    does it count when the super bowl is a generation ago?….

  15. Raiderguy says: Jul 2, 2010 9:14 PM

    Silva, you still suck.

  16. LewD says: Jul 2, 2010 9:16 PM

    maybe Florio gave Kiffy a few of his mushrooms and reality is an altered state ….

  17. Raider Roy says: Jul 2, 2010 9:29 PM

    @dont taze me bro, dude you need a history lesson, Al is the reason the Raiders have one of the most storied and succesful histories of all the franchises in the NFL, its been 7 years of losing i know, it had to happen eventually we were too good to be true, we dominated the NFL before that span, the best winning percentage of all of sports franchises from 1963 to 1999, and Al got us to a super bowl in 2003, 5 super bowl appearances, 3 lombardi trophies, 19 Raiders in the hall of fame, and we’re coming back this season to kick all of ur a**es, give me a break, u must be a lions fan trying to feel better by saying stupid things like that

  18. monet99 says: Jul 2, 2010 10:16 PM

    Al Davis is senile please stop trying to defend him. Yes 30 years ago he was great at what he did. Now he is the laughing stock of league.

  19. BlitzburghGator says: Jul 2, 2010 10:46 PM

    LMAO @ Roy calling Taze a Lions fan, because thats the only franchise the Raiders can really make fun of at this point.
    Well, I guess there is Cleveland too… ha!

  20. DBRaider says: Jul 2, 2010 10:54 PM

    Look at the Bills fan trying to take a jab at the Raiders. Do you even know how to spell Bills? With FOUR L-L-L-L’s…….nice showings in the SB!

  21. Florio-is-a-tool says: Jul 2, 2010 11:19 PM

    raidertg says:
    “The Al Davis dig was not needed but this would not be PFT if they did not dump on the Raiders. Just brush the Haters off Al”
    Didn’t someone just send Al a telegram about this here internets thingy?

  22. Raider Roy says: Jul 2, 2010 11:50 PM

    dont you just love it? there’s an entry involving the great Raiders and everyone jumps right in to comment, keep bringing the love losers, cheers!

  23. pondbridge says: Jul 3, 2010 6:05 AM

    Lane Kiffin: The answer to the 2015 triva question:
    “Who was the unprincipled slug of an assistant coach from Southern Cal. who conned the NFL Raiders, University of 10C and then USC into thiking that he had more talent than a sharp stick, only to preside over the destruction of the Trojan’s football program, and who is now living under a bridge in LA along with his dad?”

  24. jb10 says: Jul 3, 2010 8:13 AM

    Dont Taze Me Bro says: July 2, 2010 8:52 PM
    ARe raider fans loyal to the Raiders or to Al Davis? You guys do know that Al is the main reason the Raiders are losing right? You do know that Tom Cable is your coach because nobody else will take the job right?
    you do know that there is only 32 nfl head coaching jobs in the world right? there will always be guys ready and willing to take any one of them. including the raiders. there will be guys lined up to take this job.
    now i didn’t say quality coaches but nfl coaches none the less.

  25. Ray Guy says: Jul 3, 2010 10:23 AM

    “# billsfan1 says: July 2, 2010 9:02 PM
    Win streak over the Raiders don’t mean when it’s 3-0 in Super Bowl W’s
    does it count when the super bowl is a generation ago?….”
    _____________________________________
    I don’t know if it counts for you, but I DO know your team is an Ohfer (O for 4). You should really refrain from commenting.

  26. Shanahan's Rat Teeth says: Jul 3, 2010 4:28 PM

    Dont Taze Me Bro:
    Wow, what brilliant insight. You sound just like every other parrot that mimics what they heard other parrots like Warren Sapp, Tom Jackson or (insert sports media personality here) repeat over and over.
    Your screen name is really original too. Let me guess, you wear Hanes because Michael Jordan does and are currently watching the world cup, although you have never followed soccer until this year.
    Polly want a cracker?

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