NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans are suing Southern
California and coach Lane Kiffin for "maliciously" luring away
assistant running backs coach Kennedy Pola a week before training
Tennessee Football Inc., the company that owns the Titans, filed
the lawsuit Monday in Davidson County Chancery Court against both
the university and Kiffin.
The lawsuit accuses Southern California and Kiffin of violating
Pola's contract that required him to have written permission to
discuss a job with anyone other than the Titans.
Tennessee signed Pola on Feb. 1. Kiffin hired Pola on Saturday
as his offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Southern
The Tennessean first reported the lawsuit on its website.