The former Raiders coach and the Vols' new boss has had an eventful four months on the job
Dan Patrick: Are there any comments from your time on the job that you want to take back?
Lane Kiffin: Without getting into specifics, we're always in a constant battle to improve ourselves, and we'll always learn from things we do and find a better way to do them.
DP: When you talk about other coaches, like Urban Meyer, are your comments missteps or calculated?
LK: Everything is done for a reason. You have a master plan. Tennessee is a great program in a great conference with a great tradition, but it is not in a state that's full of five-star players. You have to be able to nationally recruit. For us to do that, we've got to get out there and be in the papers. We think it's worked tremendously.
DP: What did you learn from Pete Carroll when you were an assistant at USC?
LK: So many things. I don't know how much time we have. Every day he's motivating his players and coaches....
DP: But Pete didn't have that recruiting thing where his assistants ripped off their shirts to fire up recruits, did he?