I’ve seen a couple of posters lament we didn’t hire Lame Kiffin. He finished 8-4 with wins against powerhouse teams like this: Troy, Ga Tech, Central Arkansas, Tulsa, Vandy, Texas A&M and Auburn. Kudo’s to Lame for beating a ranked Kentucky team.
Kiffin can sometimes build but has yet to prove that he can sustain a successful football program.
Why would Arkansas want a coach who would use our program (same as OM) as his stepping stone to his next coaching gig? He often burns his bridges at departure & usually on bad terms. Why would Arkansas want or need that type of coach?
Precisely. Maybe he’ll prove us wrong and sustain it at OM, but to be honest he took a step back this year just like we did (including losing to us) despite an extremely cushy schedule. If we’d played that schedule (Vandy instead of Misery and four NC cupcakes) we’d be 8-4 too.
Kiffin & Sexton tried that same ploy with Arkansas by using OM to squeeze more $ from us after he & HY had already “agreed” to terms. Thankful that HY stuck to his guns & kept everything above board by withdrawing our offer. From what I have read Kiffin earned less $ at OM than what he would have earned at Arkansas.