Well, Lane Kiffin was overdue to piss someone off.
Titans running back coach Kennedy Pola has left the team one week before training camp to take a job as the USC offensive coordinator. Titans coach Jeff Fisher is a former Trojan, but he’s not happy with USC’s new head coach.
“I am very disappointed in Lane Kiffin’s approach to this,” Fisher
said to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “Typically speaking when coaches are interested in
hiring or discussing potential employment from coaches on respective
staffs there is a courtesy call made from the head coach or athletic
director indicating there is an interest in talking to the assistant.
I am very disappointed in the lack of professionalism on behalf of
Lane, to call me and leave me a voice mail after Kennedy had informed me
he had taken the job. It is just a lack of professionalism.”
Pola arrived in Tennessee after coaching the Jaguars running backs and there were reports weeks ago that Kiffin was trying to poach him for a position coach job. Pola denied interest, but the move up to coordinator was apparently too good to pass up.
And Kiffin has long since shown he doesn’t care what people think of him, especially in Tennessee. Even if it’s a well-known USC alum.