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Lane Kiffin not ready to name staff



Lane Kiffin did not offer any specifics about his coaching staff during a news conference Monday afternoon in Knoxville introducing him as the University of Tennesee's new head coach.

"It's gonna take time,'' Kiffin said. "When it's all said and done, you'll be extremely happy with the staff that comes here.''

Kiffin's father, Monte, is the Bucs' defensive coordinator. ESPN's Chris Mortensen has reported that Monte Kiffin will join his son at Tennessee.

Before taking questions from reporters, Lane Kiffin cautioned that he was not ready to name any of his assistants.

"I'm not talking about any names to the staff due to the contracts those guys may be under,'' he said.

Monte Kiffin has two years remaining on his contract with the Bucs.

Lane Kiffin replaces Phillip Fulmer, who was fired early last month after a second consecutive losing season. Kiffin was fired as coach of the Oakland Raiders in late September.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:18pm]


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