A.D. 'disappointed' by Kiffin's quick departure

By: AP
By: AP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee athletic director Mike
Hamilton says he can describe Lane Kiffin's tenure coaching the
Volunteers in just one word: 'Brief.'

Hamilton spoke at a news conference Wednesday discussing his
second coaching search in less than two years after Kiffin
announced Tuesday night his abrupt resignation to take the same job
at Southern California. Kiffin, hired 14 months ago, coached one
season at Tennessee.

The athletic director says Kiffin told him Saturday that if the
Southern California job came open he would be interested. Hamilton
also says he's disappointed after giving Kiffin a chance to be a
head coach.

Hamilton says he has met already with the eight recruits who
enrolled early and told them to "go to class."

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