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Sports Gambling - Kiffin Causes a Storm

Sports gambling news from Knoxville, TN came with a bombshell announcement that Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin left for USC after 1 year on the job.

Sports gambling coaching news has come late and non stop as the online sports gambling coaching roller coaster refuses to end the wild ride for 2010. Kiffin made a huge sports gambling splash when he took the Tennessee job last year and immediately established himself as the “Mouth of the South” by insulting fellow coaches, including Florida’s Urban Meyer, and picking up some recruiting violations on the way out of town.

Kiffin’s one online sports gambling season in Tennessee saw the Volunteers finish with a record of 7-6 both straight up and with the sports book gambling spread.

To Kiffin’s sports gambling credit, the Volunteers improved as the season went along as they won 4 out of their final 6 sports gambling matchups straight up although they did lose their bowl game to Virginia Tech 14-37 as 4.5-point dogs.

Kiffin’s program was considered to be by many in the sports gambling community as one that was on the rise as he was picking up a lot of highly touted recruits. Kiffin also had a strong coaching staff led by his father Monte, who served with distinction as defensive coordinator.

Recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron was also highly respected for the work that he did in bringing in big time talent.  That being said it was an ugly sports gambling end for Kiffin at Tennessee.  The final team meeting in which he announced his last minute departure was heated and Kiffin needed a police escort out of town as fans rioted on campus.

There was additional sports gambling controversy when Orgeron told recruits that were preparing to enroll in the winter semester at Tennessee to hold out and skip class so that they could instead enroll at USC in order to play for the 2010 sports gambling season.

Kiffin was an assistant under Pete Carroll at USC and was hired by the Trojans when Carroll fled to the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.