Pac-12: Terrence Cody

A Kiffin timeline at Tennessee

January, 12, 2010
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.

Gerhart was a unanimous All-American

December, 17, 2009
Stanford running back Toby Gerhart was a unanimous pick for first-team All-American while UCLA kicker Kai Forbath was a consensus All-American.

Here's the list as it will appear in the 2010 NCAA Football Records.


WR -- Jordan Shipley, Texas, 6-0, 190, Senior

WR -- *Golden Tate, Notre Dame, 5-11, 195, Junior

TE -- Dennis Pitta, BYU, 6-5, 247, Senior

OL -- Mike Iupati, Idaho, 6-6, 330, Senior

OL -- Mike Johnson, Alabama, 6-6, 305, Senior

OL -- *Russell Okung, Oklahoma St., 6-5, 300, Senior

OL -- Trent Williams, Oklahoma, 6-5, 318, Senior

C -- Maurkice Pouncey, Florida, 6-5, 318, Junior

QB -- *Colt McCoy, Texas, 6-2, 210, Senior

RB -- *Toby Gerhart, Stanford, 6-1, 235, Senior

RB -- *Mark Ingram, Alabama, 5-10, 215, Sophomore

PK -- Kai Forbath, UCLA, 6-0, 192, Junior

Returner/All-Purpose -- *C.J. Spiller, Clemson, 5-11, 195


DL -- Terrence Cody, Alabama, 6-5, 365, Senior

DL -- *Jerry Hughes, TCU, 6-3, 257, Senior

DL -- Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma, 6-4, 297, Junior

DL -- *Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, 6-4, 300, Senior

LB -- Greg Jones, Michigan St., 6-1, 228, Junior

LB -- *Rolando McClain, Alabama, 6-4, 258, Junior

LB -- Brandon Spikes, Florida, 6-3, 258, Senior

DB -- Javier Arenas, Alabama, 5-9, 198, Senior

DB -- *Eric Berry, Tennessee, 5-11, 203, Junior

DB -- *Joe Haden, Florida, 5-11, 190, Junior

DB -- Earl Thomas, Texas, 5-10, 197, Sophomore

P -- *Drew Butler, Georgia, 6-2, 203, Sophomore

* Indicates unanimous first team selection; Bold indicates consensus repeater from 2008

Here's an explanation of how the list was compiled from Jeff Williams, the NCAA's Assistant Director of Statistics:

The players listed had the highest number of points competing against players at that position only. A points system was used for the selections of the All-America team (three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team). Twelve players were unanimous choices by the five organizations used in the consensus chart -- American Football Coaches Association (First Team), Associated Press (First, Second and Third Teams), Football Writers Association of America (First Team), The Sporting News (First, Second and Third Teams) and Walter Camp Foundation (First and Second Teams). Note: Each of the five teams has a different way of listing the returner or all-purpose player. For the purpose of the Consensus All-America team those categories were treated as one position.