Audio of Ex-Aztec to Hoke: ‘F— You, F— Michigan’

Outspoken former San Diego State and NFL star Kyle Turley guested on the Scott and B.R. Show on XX 1090 in San Diego this week to talk about the departure of Aztec football coach Brady Hoke to Michigan.

Brady Hoke Kyle Turley

(Audio highlights below? Yesssir)

Combine one of my favorite radio shows, as the Scott Kaplan & Billy Ray Smith production has been for many years, with one of the few sports personalities who’ll unmute my ‘puter for more than a couple-six seconds and,  welp  … let’s just say that’s when the magic happens.

I can attest that the entire interview is a verifiable treasure already worthy enshrinement into the pantheon of great radio moments like Orson Welles‘ 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, Russ Hodges’The Giants win the Pennant! The Giants win the Pennant!” call in 1951, and the complete archive of  David Lee Roth’s New York morning shows following his ascension into Howard Stern’s terrestrial radio timeslot. (Both weeks.)

Enough gush, some snipped clips:
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Report: Jerry Buss Paid Kiffin UT Contract Buyout

Chris Huston is a former USC football sports information dept. staffer who now publishes the bible of Heisman Trophy-tracking websites: HeismanPundit.com.

Jerry Buss at USC football game

(Buss gave $7.5M to USC in  2008, reportedly paid Kiffin UT buyout)

His weekly Heisman Pundit Poll is nationally-syndicated and features these main media panel members: Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, Teddy Greenstein and Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune, Olin Buchanan and Tom Dienhart of Rivals.com, Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman, Bruce Feldman of ESPN.com, J.B. Morris of ESPN the Magazine, Austin Murphy, B.J. Schecter and Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated, plus Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News.

I’ve spoken to Chris many times and dude knows his stuff. Today he posted some previously unreported info on the Lane Kiffin hire, along with observations from the perspective of a true USC insider.

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Kiffin Staff Raids UT Recruits On Way Outta Town

UPDATE (2:03am ET): The KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL reports Wednesday morning:

Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron Recruting For Tennessee

Former Tennessee recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron has contacted multiple UT mid-term enrollees and encouraged them not to attend class today so that they can easily leave UT and enroll at Southern California, multiple sources told the News Sentinel.

By attending class today, the nine mid-term enrollees, who have been at UT since Monday, would have to follow strict transfer rules, which include sitting out a year.

Orgeron is currently making contact with the UT recruits and early commits from Los Angeles.

Here’s some fun video from Saigon Knoxville last night via Da Wiz. John Brice of Rivals Tennessee site Volquest.com tells Jim Wogan of WATE-TV that UT players told him UT-turned-USC assistant coach Ed Orgeron was on the phone with new UT recruits (on campus and due to enroll tomorrow!) and early commits offering them scholarships to USC on Tuesday.

(Video after the jump.)

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Report: Norm Chow To Join Lane Kiffin At USC

UPDATE: As noted here, UCLA reports that Chow has not yet joined the USC staff.

Shelley Smith reports on ESPN Tuesday night that Norm Chow will leave UCLA to join Lane Kiffin’s staff at USC. Smith reported that the Lane Kiffin hire was a “package deal” largely predicated on assistants Chow, Ed Orgeron and Monte Kiffin joining the staff.

Meanwhile, the 9:30pm ET presser for Kiffin in Knoxville has been delayed. Stay tuned. More on that coming up.

Vols Committed To Whole Shirtless Thing (Video)

Recall, if you will, the raised eyebrows when Lane Kiffin and his coaching staff entertained recruits by ripping off their shirts and chanting something about “Wild Boyz” (we’re sure it was interpreted as “wild boys” by the young men; the Z and capital letters are necessarily the sort of post-performance add-ons when it’s all written up and branded). Ed Orgeron, you might recall, is not a small man.

Vols Shirtless
(”Why yes, that is a giant chain around my shoulders. It’s Prada.”)

So now it’s time to put together a team picture, and you know what’s better than the coaches running around with their shirts off? How about everyone with their shirts off?? Oh yes, there’s video of the largest sausage fest in college football, and it’s below the break. Hey, it’s a camera and a bunch of football players - everybody flex and nobody smile!

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Kiffin Cuts Vols Senior After Attending Baby’s Birth

Oh, Lane Kiffin, what will you do next? Whether it’s calling Florida coach Urban Meyer a cheater, or telling a recruit he’ll end up pumping gas if he chooses South Carolina, the Tennessee coach has certainly brought a lot of attention to his program. But as Lane would admit himself, any publicity is good publicity. And just when you figure Lane can’t top his latest Rocky Top escapade, he proves us wrong yet again.

Lane Kiffin Demetrice Morley

This week’s Kiffin calamity? The Vols coach kicked Demetrice Morley off the team for missing practice. And why did the senior safety skip out on some scheduled spring drills? Because he was off witnessing the birth of his child.

So, a player misses out on one little practice to welcome his new bundle of joy into the world, and Kiffin cuts him? How typically lame of Lane. Well, it might appear that way, but there’s much more to Morley’s story.

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Vols’ Lane Kiffin, Ed Orgeron On Recruiting Trail

Lane Kiffin, Eddie O. making Tennessee proud.

Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron Recruting For Tennessee

Inside The Vols’ Multimillion $ Payroll - Yes, Payroll

Is it possible to buy a championship in college football? Tennessee’s sure trying. They’re spending absurd amount of money in the only place it’s legal: the coaching staff. Besides the $2 million due new head coach Lane Kiffin (more than he made in Oakland), the Volunteers are going to drop millions more on the assistants, including $150,000 for one who doesn’t even have a job yet.

Mike Hamilton and Lane Kiffin

Maybe the players play for school spirit, but no sport is more mercenary when it comes to coaching than college football. AD Mike Hamilton (who makes $315,000 himself) said the budget for coaches would increase “significantly” this year, but some of the numbers are truly ludicrous (and more than a little nepotistic.) Get ready to hate Tennessee even more, after the jump.

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Tommy Tuberville Rumored To Be Next Arkansas Coach

TUBERVILLE RUMORED TO BE RAZORBACKS’ NEXT COACH: Arkansas didn’t have to go far to nab its next football coach. They didn’t even have to leave the conference:

Tuberville Arkansas headline

KNWA-TV reports that Auburn’s Tommy Tuberville will become the next Razorbacks coach. Sources are telling the station that the Tigers’ coach will soon be leaving one SEC school for another.Ex-Hogs coach Houston Nutt just did the same thing, when he left Fayetteville and quickly took the Ole Miss job.

Arkansas 360 Tuberville screen

ARKANSAS SPORTS 360 further reports that an official announcement may not come until Saturday, as Tuberville is hammering out details of his contract.So, Tommy’s now off to Fayetteville, and Houston’s already landed in Oxford, where Tuberville had previously coached. Does this mean Ed Orgeron is headed to the Plains, thus completing the coaching circle?

Blog-O-Rama: Video of L.A. NFL Team Ramming It

• WITH LEATHER wants to know if you know how to Ram it:

Rams video Ram It

• MR. IRRELEVANT is disturbed by the way the media thinks Sean Taylor had it coming.• THE GHOSTS OF WAYNE FONTES hits the bookshelves to find literary help for these sports figures.

• Some drunk Ole Miss gals give their thoughts on the dearly departed Coach Orgeron:


• LARRY BROWN SPORTS finds Lou Holtz in an uproar over the Internet.• Before their big Sunday matchup, THE SPORTS HERNIA compares dueling QBs Eli & Rex.

• 100% INJURY RATE tries to cure itself of Olympic fever, as they run down past mascots of the Games:

Montreal beaver Olympics mascot

• FOOTBALL JESUS LAS VEGAS takes a fond look back at all the College GameDay signs at last week’s Kansas-Missouri game.• CHICAGO BULL finds the Illinois football and basketball coaches are exact opposites.