Former Tennessee coach blasts Kiffin on CBS

Phillip Fulmer — who coached Tennessee from 1992-2008 and currently is an analysts for CBS — questioned USC coach Lane Kiffin’s unsavory departure for Tennessee last season and his credentials as a top-notch college football coach.

During the network’s halftime show on Saturday, Fulmer said that Kiffin left Knoxville “with basically his hat in his hand and a bunch of NCAA compliance questions.”

Kiffin’s one season at Tennessee was marked with calculated brash statements and several secondary NCAA violations.

“Often his arrogant attitude turned people off,” Fulmer said Saturday. “The bigger question in my opinion is how does a guy like this end up with two jobs with historic football teams like Tennessee and USC?”

Eight months after taking the job at USC, Kiffin and his program cannot seem to escape some sort of controversy.