Football Coach


  • 88% win percentage at USC in 2005-2006 as the offensive coordinator
  • Youngest Head Coach in NFL history with the Oakland Raiders in 2007
  • Youngest active Head Coach in Division I FBS
  • Increased offensive output by 60% for Tennessee in 2009
  • Led the USC to a 10-2 record in 2011 as Head Coach

Evidence of Carelessness

  • Threatened to resign by Al Davis, Oakland Raiders Owner
  • Fired from Raiders over telephone on September 30, 2008
  • Accused Urban Meyer of recruiting violations during a Tennessee booster breakfast on February 5, 2009
  • Left Tennessee after 7-6 season; disloyal; left to re-join USC as Head Coach
  • After prolonged investigation, NCAA accuses USC organization, including Kiffin, of giving Reggie Bush illegal benefits from 2003-2005
  • Resigned from USA Today's Coaching Poll after just one vote due to controversy of his pick of USC as number one in a preseason poll
  • Fired by USC on September 28, 2013

Careless Quotes

  • "I'm going to turn Florida in right here in front of you," Kiffin told the crowd. "As Nu'Keese (Richardson) was here on campus, his phone keeps ringing. And so one of our coaches is sitting in the meeting with him and says, 'Who is that?' And he looks at the phone and says, 'Urban Meyer.' Just so you know, you can't call a recruit on another campus. But I love the fact that Urban had to cheat and still didn't get him."- Wrongly accused Urban Meyer of recruiting violations
  • "He would end up pumping gas for the rest of his life like all the other players from that state who had gone to South Carolina."- Claimed Alshon Jefferey would go nowhere if he went to the University of South Carolina; Jefferey was a 2nd round draft pick in the 2012 NFL draft to the Chicago Bears


  • 2001: USC Tight End Coach
  • 2002-2004: USC Wide Receiver Coach
  • 2005-2006: USC Offensive Coordinator and Passing Game Coordinator
  • 2007-2008: Oakland Raiders Head Coach
  • 2009: Tennessee Head Coach
  • 2010-2013: USC Head Coach
  • 2014-Present: Alabama Offensive Coordinator