NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton was asked if Lane Kiffin was a big-time coach on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog radio channel.
“No. There should be concerns about Lane Kiffin. I mean, what he did to Tennessee, how could anybody in their right mind bring him to Southern Cal? And if Pat Haden would have been the athletic director when they hired him, I dont think he would have ever brought him there.
“He’s a loose cannon. He was a rogue at Tennessee, a rogue at Oakland. He left Tennessee, put ’em on probation, did a lot of bad things, and walks away after one year. I wouldn’t want him as my coach. With that, he’s got his father there who’s a great defensive coach, whole different personality. You’re always going to have talent at Southern Cal. He’s got some talent and they’ve won games this year with a smaller roster but I don’t think he’s the long-term guy there.”