Tag Archives: Lane Kiffin

Tawny Kitaen has nothing on Lane’s boyz


Lane loves to reward his players in the best way possible. So when his team worked hard in the off season to be in shape he had to do something special. Something special like posing next to a orange lambo with there shirts off and pants unbuttoned. I have a feeling whether the vols go 6-6 or 12-0 this will be quite a memorable season.

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Reasons to be excited about this NFL season part 1



I have contributed twice to Emptybackfield and both times, I have written about hockey. Now like Christopher Nolan doing the commercial hit “Batman Begins” after less mass appealing (but still strong) films “Memento” and “Insomnia”, I take a break to talk about another sports passion of mine that is shared by innumerably more people than ice hockey: the National Football League. So I bring to those who are still not in NFL mode, 10 NFL Storylines to Look Forward to, Part 1:

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2009 College Football Coaching Changes That Matter

In EmptyBackfield’s on going attempt to preview the 2009 season, today we are going to learn about the new Head Ball Coach’s(HBC) at some of the major programs in College Football.  It seems every season almost some part of every program’s fan base is screaming for a coaching change.  “Their” coach has no idea what he is doing, can’t call plays and never blitzes at the right time.   However, what most people fail to realize it is not a walk in the park to fire the old head coach(which these days brings a 7 figure buyout) and bring in that “new snazzy offensive coordinator” who has ZERO head coaching experience.  Well with that being said here are the SEVEN coaching changes that will ACUTALLY matter during the 2009 season and beyond in college football. 

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Five Wide

This is Valentina Dessi, a super model from Italy which is awesome because I love Italian stuff. My favorite food is Spaghetti, my favorite car is a Lambo, and my favorite video game is Super Mario! Match made in heaven i say. Let’s go five wide!

Oh Lane Kiffin, not another NCAA violation! what for? being on ESPN!?! – Lane on ESPN

Stephen Strasburg is the biggest pitching prospect in over a decade. The guy can throw 103, has thrown a no hitter, and strikes out an avg. of 2 per which is why tomorrows MLB draft is gonna be big. SI’s John Heyman has a great piece about it here.

If you had not heard of Zach Galifianakis AKA “Fat Jesus” before the hit comedy The Hangover which came out last weekend then you must check out this “best of” video of his stand up.

Wow, what a fight last night! Faber/Brown lived up to all the hype and more. Too bad they showed it on versus which about 3 people even know about. If you did not catch the fight here is a rundown from cagepotato.

The new iphone 3GS was announced today giving all computer nerds a reason to leave there rooms in a couple weeks when it comes out on June 19th. If you are not an apple geek and just want to know what the differences between the new iphone and the old one are here is a nice comparison chart from Gizmodo.

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The Kiff stickin it to Urban: signs john brown

I am beginning to love Lane Kiffin. He is like the Spencer Pratt of college football. Making enemies, talking trash, and causing more hype then anyone else in college football. Who knows if he will return the Vols to prominence, but today he took another step forward by signing former Florida Gator standout recruit tackle John Brown.

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The Green zone: never too early for an NFL power poll

Our NFL correspondent Ozz has been traveling all over the country visiting NFL OTA’s, interviewing coaches and players, and dissecting game tape. After going over all this information with a fine toothed comb he is finally ready to impart his knowledge on us. (Editors note: the above might not be entirely factual) Regardless, here is Ozz!

NBA and NHL seasons are winding down and we’re still a couple of months away from when the MLB starts to matter, so naturally now is the perfect time to look at football. Here’s one, very uninformed opinion on how NFL teams stack up post-draft.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers: They’re the champs and they deserve to be here. However, don’t let the trophy distract you from a season that saw Ben Roethlisberger running for his life constantly. Big Ben’s numbers saw a huge drop off from 2007 to 2008. Although he threw for more yards last year, he threw 4 more interceptions and 15 fewer TDs on a career high 469 pass attempts. The D remains one of the best, but if the Steelers don’t improve up front on offense, a repeat might not be looking too good.

2. New England Patriots: Honestly, I can’t put together an early season power poll without the Pats on it. Apparently, it’s illegal. So here they are at #2. They get Brady back and it’s very questionable that he’ll be able to return to pre-injury form in a reasonable time. Still, a gimpy Brady is better than probably 24 of the league’s starting QB’s, including Matt Cassel. We got Brady, Moss, and Welker involved, so you know the passing attack should be potent.

The real question for the offense is if they can have a “go-to” back or will the coaching staff continue using their… six-headed monster? Really, I’ve never seen more disdain on the part of a coach towards the concept of starting running back than Bill Belichick. In an era where even those in a running-back-by-committee scenario find themselves rushing for north of 1000 yards, Bill Belichick still finds a way to limit his top rusher to 700 yards and some change. Message to Bill: Even Jamal Lewis found a way to crack the 1000 yard club wearing an ankle bracelet while Derek Anderson was cashing checks on the sideline.

3. New York Giants: The Giants like to believe they were one piece away from being a dominant team. Well, more dominant than their 12-4 season suggested anyway. Perhaps overshadowed by an abysmal performance in windy conditions in the playoffs and the constant Plaxico circus, Eli actually posted his best statistical season yet as a Giant and finally finding a way to limit his INTs. The problem for the Giants last year was the red zone. The Giants made their way into the red zone 69 times this year. Tops in the league and their best mark in a decade. However, their 51% TD conversion rate ranked them 20th overall in the NFL. This, the Giants hope, will be remedied by the addition of Hakeem Nicks (who possesses Chris Webber-like hands apparently) and Ramses Barden (who’s apparently really tall). The defensive unit should see a boost with the return of Osi Umenyiora.

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Shocker…Lane Kiffin is making news

 

It just wouldn’t be a normal morning if Lane Kiffin and the Tennesse Volunteers were not making headlines and this morning is no different.  GoVolsXtra.com is reporting that Kiffin and the Vols strength and conditioning coach Mark Smith are at odds and Smith may not be with the team when summer conditioning begins in June.  The issue between the two has not been made public.  I am on record as saying the Vols needed to get new blood and life into the program, but this constant everyday issues Lane Kiffin seems to have with virtually everyone is starting to make Al Davis look sane.

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