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    What a shocking development.

     
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    Re: OT: For reals this time, Kiffin fired

    Good. Now he can get back to college football where he belongs.
     
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    Re: OT: For reals this time, Kiffin fired

    That Al Davis is one Bad mofo
     
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    Re: OT: For reals this time, Kiffin fired

    And anybody who works for him is nuts. You know you are going to get fired and he will try to renege on paying the remainder of the contract.......
    Hope the upfront money is worth it because you always know how this movie is going to end.......
     
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    Re: OT: For reals this time, Kiffin fired

    The raider situation reminds me of the Bruins except that Jacobs is not as flamboyant. Neither organization will win as long as their owners continue to run things, and unfortunately they will both pass on before that happens.
     
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    Re: OT: For reals this time, Kiffin fired

    How unprofessional and gutless. He informs Kiffin over the phone and tells him he's not going to get paid the balance of his contract. Good luck fighting that in court Al.
     
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    Re: OT: For reals this time, Kiffin fired

    :idontgetit: why would someone go into the season with a coach they are willing to fire 4 weeks in. This goes for the Rams too if it was that bad than maybe you shuld have done more in the offseason.
     
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    Re: OT: For reals this time, Kiffin fired

    Does he also think he is above the law?
     
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    Re: OT: For reals this time, Kiffin fired

    i think kiffin would have made at the very least an average NFL coach...

    actually, personally i think he would have been a pretty damn good coach, top 10 in the league...

    but he went to oakland, and the rest is history...

    (if BB were to hire him, for any reason, i sure wouldnt be disapointed)
     
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    Re: OT: For reals this time, Kiffin fired

    kiffin will be a good coach in this league or in college. he wasn't bad with the raiders. he was doing a pretty good job with an extremely young team. someone needs to fire al davis.
     
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    Re: OT: For reals this time, Kiffin fired

    Well unfortunately the good discussion we had going about this got erased during the server switch, so I'll start over.

    Funny thing is, one of Davis' laundry list of complaints was that Kiffin made derogatory remarks about the team to the media. My first thought was, "Can you blame him?" and then my second thought was, "Maybe I'm a hypocrite since I called out Parcells for doing the same thing in NE."

    But that's a mountain and a molehill. Kraft and Parcells didn't see eye to eye, and Kraft may have overstepped his bounds (depending on one's POV) during the '96 draft. However, I don't think Kraft ever overruled Parcells on coaching personnel decisions, nor did he ever send Parcells a "resignation" letter to try to get out of paying him.

    The other thing is I hope Davis really gets socked on this one. I heard on some show that 1) this isn't just the second but the THIRD time he's tried to get out of paying a fired coach (Mike Shanahan and Joe Bugel), and 2) apparently the coaches have a union now like the players so there most likely will be a grievance filed. Goodell may even have to step in.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Davis was very instrumental in working out the AFL-NFL merger and making the game what it is today. Ever since then, however, he's been little more than a royal pain in the butt.
     
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