Second-year Ole Miss and former Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin has returned to Neyland Stadium for the first time as an opposing head coach.
Kiffin guided the Vols to a 7-6 record in 2009. Tennessee defeated Georgia and appeared in the Chick-fil-A Bowl under Kiffin.
Kiffin resigned as the Vols’ head coach on Jan. 12, 2010, leaving for the same capacity at USC.
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Ryan Bolinger served as Assistant to the Head Coach to Kiffin in 2009. Bolinger oversaw and monitored daily tasks and Kiffin’s schedule at Tennessee.
Ahead of the Tennessee-Ole Miss game (7:30 p.m. EDT, SEC Network), Bolinger described how Jan. 10, 2010 unfolded when he resigned.
“How I first heard about it, some of the players started to text me, saying there is a team meeting tonight, what is going on,” Bolinger told Vols Wire. “I was like ‘I have know idea.’
“I am trying to get a hold of Lane. I’m texting David Blackburn, anybody I can get a response from. Then, eventually, I heard about what was going on.