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Tenn. Player Quits Team Via Text

Bryce Brown is out, electronically

(Newser) - The fact that Tennessee running back Bryce Brown decided to leave the Volunteers isn't a major shock—he bailed on spring practice, and many assumed he'd jump ship after Lane Kiffin bolted for USC, reports Sporting News . But the way he did it—by sending head coach Derek Dooley a... More »

13-Year-Old Quarterback Accepts USC Offer

If all goes well, David Sills will be in California—in 5 years

(Newser) - Unlike many 13-year-olds, David Sills knows exactly where he’ll be in 5 years: playing football for USC. The Delaware quarterback has made a verbal commitment to Lane Kiffin after the coach was wowed by a YouTube video of the phenom and offered him a scholarship. “His skill set... More »

Tennessee's Lane Kiffin Set to Take Over as USC Coach

34-year-old led Vols for just 1 year after short NFL stint

(Newser) - Just days after losing football coach Pete Carroll to the NFL, the University of Southern California has hired Lane Kiffin, a former Trojans assistant, away from his head job at the University of Tennessee, sources tell ESPN . Kiffin, 34, led the Volunteers to a 7-5 record in his only season... More »

It's Official: Raiders Fire Kiffin

Coach let go three games into season after lengthy dispute with Oakland owner Davis

(Newser) - The Oakland Raiders today fired head coach Lane Kiffin, who had been told he would be released following the team's 24-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 21, ESPN reports. Team owner Al Davis called Kiffin, whose 5-15 record with the team included fourth-quarter leads in 11 games, to... More »

Top NFL Training Camp Issues, Non-Favre Edition

Jets, Bears among teams facing personnel issues; pressure on Raiders' Kiffin to win

(Newser) - The NFL is in the midst of a turbulent off-season, even if you ignore the Brett Favre and Chad Johnson sagas. ESPN’s John Clayton breaks down the other top distractions as training camp nears:
  • With NFL Europe gone but the 80-man roster still in place, teams will have trouble
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