A Kiffin timeline at Tennessee

January, 13, 2010
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USC will be Lane Kiffin's third head-coaching job in the past 17 months.

Not bad for a guy who's just 34 years old.

He only spent one season at Tennessee, but ESPN Stats & Information was able to put together a time line that hits most of the notable happenings during his career atop Rocky Top.

Tennessee Timeline, 2009

Feb. 5: Kiffin forced by SEC to apologize for accusing Florida head coach Urban Meyer of recruiting violations.

Sep. 19: Loses 23-13 to No.1 Florida. Tennessee was a 30-point underdog because Vegas thought Meyer would pound Kiffin for his disrespect.

Oct. 24: Loses 12-10 to Alabama as Terrence Cody blocks potential game-winning field goal on final play. (Alabama's closest game of season.)

Oct. 26:: The SEC reprimands Kiffin for criticizing officials who worked the Volunteers' game against Alabama.

Oct. 31: Defeats South Carolina 31-13 in blackout game (Tennessee unveils black jerseys).

Nov. 12: Three freshmen involved in robbery (two were later kicked off the team).

Dec. 31: Loses 37-14 to Virginia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Jan. 12, 2010: Becomes USC head coach.

Kiffin also leaves behind some unfinished business: Tennessee faces at least two more recruiting violations as the NCAA continues an ongoing inquiry into infractions, such the possible misuse of recruiting hostesses and impermissible visits.

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