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Kiffin: Yeah, I think I'm gonna stay

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Overrated, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Don't know how true this is, I mean, it's from ESPN and not a blog. Trust at your own risk.

    Pretty funny, nonetheless.

  2. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Good for him. Nice to see Al Davis continuing to promote stability in his organization ....
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    ^Raiders deny report that team asked Kiffin to resign
    ^AP Photos
    ^AP Sports Writer=
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders denied a report Friday that owner Al Davis asked coach Lane Kiffin to resign.
    ESPN, citing unidentified sources, reported that Davis drew up a resignation letter for Kiffin two weeks ago, but the coach refused to sign it. Kiffin has two years left on the contract he signed last January.
    ``There is no issue here,'' Raiders senior executive John Herrera said. ``There was never an issue here. There's nothing to it.''
    Kiffin declined to address the report when asked about it by ESPN at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
    ``I'm not going to comment on anything that has transpired in the past three weeks,'' said Kiffin, who is coaching the North team in the college all-star game.
    Speculation about Kiffin's status began three weeks ago after reports surfaced following the season that he wanted to fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. The Raiders dismissed those reports and announced that Ryan was staying on as coordinator.
    Kiffin told reporters at the Senior Bowl earlier in the week that his relationship with Ryan ``is not an issue.''
    Kiffin is scheduled to interview former San Diego Chargers receivers coach James Lofton on Monday for a potential job on the Raiders' staff, Herrera said.
    Lofton, who was fired earlier this week by San Diego, interviewed for the head coaching job in Oakland the previous two years. Lofton lost out to Art Shell in 2006 and to Kiffin last year.
    Kiffin, 32, was the youngest man to coach a game in the NFL since Harland Svare took over the Los Angeles Rams as a 31-year old in 1962. He overhauled almost the entire coaching staff after he arrived, hiring 14 new assistants.
    The team went 4-12 in his first season in Oakland, doubling the team's win total from the previous year and showing signs of improvement in many areas.
    But the defense under Ryan struggled despite returning all 11 starters as well as some key reserves from a unit that allowed the fewest yards passing and third fewest total yards in the league in 2006.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Damn. Drafting the letter himself, sending it to Kiffin for him to sign? That's old-school Al Davis right there. :D
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    It would be just like Davis to take Kiffin's dare and fire him.

    I think the old man doesn't have a clue anymore.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Presumably Kiffin grabbed a super-size black magic marker, scrawled "YO AL GO FUK U R SELF" across the front of the letter, and sent it back, by registered mail (carefully including his lawyer's business card).

    :D :D
  7. sportsnut

    sportsnut Member

    Seriously Al Davis has finally hit a new low. He needs to go get a drink and give people more then a season to fix the mess people call the Raiders. If Davis keeps firing coachs after only a season the team will soon not have a head coach.
  8. Now that's funny right there.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Sounds like Al might have done it when his minders were looking the other way. I didn't here a "it never happened" from anyone involved in the story. I guess like Bubba said, it depends on what the definition of "is" is.
  10. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    A guy who's looking pretty astute right now is Steve Sarkisian, who rejected the Raiders job to remain at USC. Seems he knew what he was doing. Better to be a college assistant under Carroll than an NFL head coach under Al Davis.
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member


    This guy can scarcely remember what he had for breakfast.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not true. It's on his shirt.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
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