- Associated Press - Saturday, September 18, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer says Lane Kiffin’s “arrogant attitude turned people off” and wondered how Kiffin was able to land prestigious head coaching jobs at Tennessee and Southern California.

Fulmer, who now works as an analyst for CBS, was forced to resign by Tennessee after the 2008 season and replaced by Kiffin. After one season at Tennessee, Kiffin left the Volunteers to replace Pete Carroll at USC.

On the CBS halftime show, Fulmer said the people of Tennessee felt betrayed by Kiffin when he left Knoxville “with basically his hat in his hand and a bunch of NCAA compliance questions.

“And often his arrogant attitude turned people off. The bigger question in my opinion is how does a guy like this end up with two jobs with historic football teams like Tennessee and USC?”

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