Lane Kiffin is set to become the next head football coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, after weeks of speculation that would be the case, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. A formal announcement is expected early next week.
Kiffin got the raw end of the deal in Oakland, culminating in an Al Davis press conference in which Davis showed an e-mail he sent to Kiffin outlining why he was fired on an overhead projector.
The college scene is probably better suited to the 33-year-old Kiffin, who before his time with the Raiders was the offensive coordinator at USC. Young, collegiate players tend to listen to young coaches more than highly-paid professional athletes, and that should help Kiffin.