One of the more memorable short-lived rides in program history, Lane Kiffin still wishes things would've ended differently at the University of Tennessee a decade after he unexpectedly bailed on the program for the job at USC.
ESPN's Chris Low, who is as tied into the Vols as any national reporter, recently sat down with Kiffin, his father, Monte, and most of the top players associated with that wild year in Knoxville and the lasting effects of a memorable messy exit.
"I always say that it's like that relationship where there's a breakup and then people are mad at each other, and then years later, they start remembering the good things instead of the bad things," Kiffin told ESPN. "I have a lot more good things than bad things I remember about my time at Tennessee."
The impromptu press conference to announce his resignation in January 2010 is something Kiffin regrets and didn't exactly go as planned. He was led through Tennessee's facility in an almost covert operation, all this coming after a meeting with players to explain his decision beforehand turned testy.