AUDIO: Lane Kiffin on the Gary Parrish Show 929 FM ESPN WMFS Memphis, Thurs. 12/7

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AUDIO: Lane Kiffin on the Gary Parrish Show 929 FM ESPN WMFS Memphis, Thurs. 12/7

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And a former NFL coach former Tennessee coach former USC coach former Alabama offensive coordinator and a man who. I took over Florida Atlantic program that went three and nine last season quickly turned things around with junior during this season overall perfect eight know when she USA not out. They're play at. We're in the Bogor tumble on December 19 I am of course talking about Lane Kiffin. And he joins me now latest Derrick Byars right doorman. Jerry Brown no big bear the pressure of just what this season record and see it's gutsy USA. And CBS sports aren't you saw this just identified FA use hiring of you last year. As the best tire of last year's entire coaching carousel are you surprised by how well things have gone or did you expect that to win this big game so quickly. Part about the article urban and those. The also off Freeman and are you that I don't. We with an awesome year and down which is then it's been so exciting because it's an usual you know we've. Enforce and to be a bigger places and and you know. All the first round are closing and stuff and championships but. You know to see kids you know and having success you know my and he said. You know and therefore yours you're going beaten a team with a winning record one time. You know and so and mr. Tokyo this year. Not be any team on the schedule you're goes so. You're just seeing the look on their faces after games and excitement and of the locker room you know several sports like every game was like global you know every time they wanted so excited so. It was just an amazing run and not only united on copper but it it is a dominant faction. I think some decent going to have won one game that was you know and single digits so you know pretty amazing piece by these players. We're gonna Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin here on 99 if ME SP he's on Twitter at lane. Underscore Kiffin obviously outside of the power five structure is there's only so much you can do UCF for instance right now undefeated best we can do. Trip to the peach bowl so what's the ceiling. At Florida Atlantic like you've turned it into a talking point on a national level a successful product undeniably but when you dream of like the biggest days of FAU. What you envision. Well I think everything's very insert somewhere you know and so. You know I don't know sort of while but in the dark of course it was small and they started. The program umbrella and so things are important so. If you and you know. If you look at history and what's happened look at the sale of Florida and in how many great run Serb and by great team in general for the state or Miami but it. The US senate few ship right now USF right now as well you know I don't so I think there's an option of watching that that. There's a lot of great players here are so wanna do it here in wanna. Two great years corruption on murdered maimed figures known historical or current so. You know it's a relatively new program and I mean streak in sixteen years old or something like that so. Don't know our plan is to take it writes it's never been you don't got the conference championship trophy here and art are Massoud which you can hear. Ever I've read enough to know that living in Boca Raton is like a part of the reason you were interested in this job. You know as as Kush Albers said that if football and parrot what like just in terms of quality of life you've led all over the place including Southern California which is terrific putt. Like just until the quality like what's it like living where you lit. Articulation sir that you rhetorical quality life to. You know I don't know why people don't get out and coaching you know we can ever. Production people who you know particular count okay kind of disrupt Candice are communique of particular account where where is that you know who is a place that I wanna live vs an accomplished all of your life so. Some reason people are standing coaching. Maybe but percent to if I could Dennis decision. On that is a big part of of being are not a big part of having now left either you know is that it's a great place and possibly still hasn't. People complain about housing prices you know Manhattan Beach or live carrier Boca sable. But it is a good thing thousand Serwer and I and everyone so whether you're gonna get place. There are obviously football coaches right now what bigger schools but there are many football coaches more famous than you like I could make an argument. That you're one of the five most famous most recognizable college football coaches in the country. Some of that obviously based on the job that you've had some of it is of course based on social media week did you roll you'll realize that you could. Used Twitter to your advantage to create interest to create laughs to create fans and I think also to probably help recruiting. Well that's sort start inserted years ago north Alabama and you know. There's until literally you can Saddam wrote you cannot text prospects Checchi could direct message them. So that's all those coaches had to learn are used Twitter because now he could communicate with recruits. You know because we are a lot of dual protection so they exchange rules and so that's where it kind of started here. Communication with them and then. Really we got here you know became more than a became more marketing plan of okay or that you brought up regarding you know. What it used cans or even where it is or any of those so much so muted in the platform Q. Gently used many places that we can't and so you know there's article yesterday mr. Anderson are there for whatever. You know on most exciting program. Here on your look at other nine programs heroics signature you know huge name programs you're saying. You know hey it worked. You know I know that was the goal and that's not about me at such and from each tanker program that's such option including debt hopes your president you know. The presence is very aggressive in one of the biggest things you talk voters don't. You know applications school young kids going to come unarmed when you build a program. And a football program that's exciting it is to accept in our. Our our applications. Are up this year for our school over 35% already so. You know and argued criticized are for I think someday someone considered our way. There's an actual location we don't all like coach speak or in the end being boring stuff that's actually. They're trying to please other electric or other president other places so as a one car. I get all the time it takes what are you doing that stuff you know personal presence in 88 other than that I don't like. And so. Help me out courtroom. I don't so I don't get it you know and so. By another best advice to young coaches because maybe they hammer you let you know some conservative people aren't going quite. But to mean you look at it as a person that he can be more happy you got some and doing their job and doing exactly what he wanted. I'm talking to Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin here on 929 of them ESP he's on Twitter at lane underscored Tippett pervert record. In CU SA gonna play in the book we're tumbled it's on December. Nineteenth you poked fun on Twitter at among others Nick Saban which has become. A story that people enjoy now I sometimes FaceBook Twitter poked fun of people as well and then I'd bump into them somewhere randomly. And it can sort it at least from my perspective feel awkward so what's seem like wind you wherever. Bumped into Nick Saban is that our quarter do you even care. No I would not be awkward just first off. Nick Saban does has no core argument on Twitter you look at and T and not seeing any other. Than it is a series. He's still on taxed areas just so old school there your peers is never sent a text message to his wife accuses you so. Certainly not gonna get on Twitter and so. That's how it is and and really does have got blown out portion rat poison whatever that a lot of them. And then people just don't ever think around don't think about science say no I'm actually. He's the greatest motivate yours and all sports are reservists watchable and his team argues that it can rap or as a comedian and use our team. I'm doing the same thing you don't understood it. Using a different platform same tactics just with a different platform intruder in the news or are teaming Jews so. You know sort of there was not at all that parliament I think. You know some people that you know maybe older people or that don't understand things they've agreed are so so range trolling Saban. And I don't think you're a note trolling me of the Tibetans you know just totally disrespect to you're going after compared to sign. The Doug really give it your Florida Atlantic coach on Twitter at lane underscore kept an interesting tweet yesterday from preppy Lamar who is the former head coach of Arkansas. He congratulated Chad Morris and congratulate the University of Arkansas and wished him all the luck in woo pig Tsui and all that stuff and it clearly gracious and I think. I think perhaps the right thing to do. You have been in in Britain be lemon situation my point being where university decided you know what we think we can do better than you. I'm curious because it runs counter to my instincts like at my radio station or CBS sports decide they want to get rid of me. I wouldn't wish them well I would want it to fall apart on them. Do you think every coach has been through that. Obama really want Arkansas to fours hours part of him that wants them to think you know what maybe maybe we gave up on that guy too soon. I think it depends and an independent when a coach gets fired whether. You know whether racing bishop and or not and brought to dictate the option going to but there are times say OK I get you know or whatever you know. You know. I'm sure Butch Jones would say okay we were always accomplished player whatever it was like I understand I'm not I'm not mad about it and those guys sometimes you don't truly. No what he said they truly mean it helps a lot. There's still a lot of those guys Goldberg say but they're still really don't want to know when because it's just human nature sometimes by. It depends and now it's just a way were you thinking OK I was pressured him and are we were doing your job you know. We're doing the things are worse post you and it's different and then you have some anger out actually towards towards those people you know people that aren't yet. The only thing you look so closely wasn't. Cured it's it's it's a difficult thing you're taking your you know but it correct term president. A little orchard king you know so that cause sudden. Whenever the team goes bad usually negotiate start so. I can be a Disco called situation room you know if you thought you were Joseph farm. I'm wrapping up to a Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin on Twitter at lane underscore Kemp and last thing before I let you go and I appreciate your time. Arm you can criticize as you pointed out earlier for all sorts of different things I suppose some of them are fair but one of the ones that I always thought was ridiculous. Was that you quote left Tennessee after just one year. Arm you with a coach there you were successful your recruiting at a high level people loved you and then no fault of your own your dream job opens up. And they are interested in you and it put on the table for you've got a chance illegal back to California take Philly back to California but coach at one of that. The best college football program that America and it was always nonsensical for my perspective for people to think. You should have turned that down because it happened after only one year I still that to point out that Willie Taggart went to the same thing right now he'd left organ. After just one year to go take his dream job at Florida State and he is being. Perhaps that adds some intense Chris but but still criticized it to some degree digital. Always think that was just a baffling us as perhaps I thought it was baffling like what are you supposed to do turn got a job because it. Happened at a we're part of the calendar I never understood that did you ever understand it. Well I didn't I didn't you know I looked at minus. You know like centric dream job you know. Our season was also you know I'm sorry you know to Katrina thing where he left during the season our board kimbo just Edward and slept listing with the game not deploy. I'm not still blows my mind away no I do. It was even after the ball game you know. And so there's your ballast that season was over those seniors are downplaying you know and so dream job came up and and it didn't blow me away the criticism nationally for a you know and then I hear all times and meters on whatever sports or government say you know all February there are advantages and horrible. All beating and horrible and they were burning mattresses and having riots because they wanted to ask state. That's a good thing if that that's a positive. That means that you're doing your job because they were so excited about it. You had you know had beat. Spurrier. South Carolina and richt at Georgia and he took Saban out of last place you know in Tuscaloosa. You know he had done a lot of great things and one year and so they were down there anger that's a good thing. What's bad is when they're having a party when you leave right you know because they want you gone so. Yeah I was times I was very surprised I'm actually go to an expression wasn't like. I mean people should get you know that you I'd just been have been a USC or six years he Carol one you know. Whatever five and own beast yes balls and triage trophy winners all jets or else or so. You know that is you know that to criticize that move and I would say it. Writers Chris says that I know of yet senior that you were ten years ago Greg you users move all the time. But let you know I've always tell my and I said well I've always thought that like I use it for every writer that criticizes the coach for taking a better job it's like yell if you worked at. I don't know the Knoxville news sentinel and in the New York Times called what would you do you probably go to an air console why the coach. The villain the devil when he does the same thing it's never made any sense to me. Gather like I can't believe yours you'd come to agriculture it's not like whoa what are you guys gonna do it in a week you're girder like. He went took they're duly Louisiana tech's coach Nell Christine. They're your vote at the enemy that aren't appropriate. Let him play given the Florida Atlantic coach just an unbelievable scene and in this first season. Hit the Boca Raton on December 19 he's on Twitter make sure you thought it would be not. At lane underscore camping congrats on everything man I'm happy boy appreciate your time and I'll catch up with the down the row. Our god I agree that thanks so much that's given the Florida Atlantic coach here in 99 of them. ESPN I like guy sometimes who are accomplished. And have also been done you know they've accomplished and they've also been through so that the B so buttoned up bidding war deterrent you know. You sit on the college basketball side John cal Perry is that way up. A Rick Pitino was that way Jim paid time that way. Like guys who I don't appreciate you don't feel like they have to play the game by anymore right I'm not try to pretend lane is is coaching at the equivalent in football of Syracuse right or global or Kentucky's. I'm he's a Florida Atlantic but still. And he made it clear like I'm not trying to impress other presidents or other athletic directors and in it and ensure that I don't turn them off like. I am doing the job that I have. The best that I can do the job I have right and that means putting together an unbelievable football team. But also like. Creating interest in Florida Atlantic University. To the point where. People. Talking about it not only talking about it blight. The goal is cool speaker yet be a bit like. People want to go to school here and a they didn't even know this school existed. A month ago applications up 35%. That's what he set out since he took the job of Florida Atlantic and you'd be crazy not to think that he's played some role in that. I mean honestly anybody listen right now did you know work Florida Atlantic was two years ago now did you know what existed two years ago maybe. Maybe adding dollars and Boca Raton I knew it was a holiday anyways in Florida but he has made it he's made it a national conversation and not just by being cool Lane Kiffin and talking and then being controversial. You know creating dad's been stories but I'd winning football game like winning football is winning conference championships it's been an unbelievable story nobody retires there. But for however long they keep him he's. He's done a hell of a job already that was Lane Kiffin here on nice nine FM ESP.
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