LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Head coach Lane Kiffin looks on during the USC Trojans spring game on May 1, 2010 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Tennessee legend rips former coach Lane Kiffin for his 'copycat' offense at Alabama


Tee Martin and Lane Kiffin have one thing in common and it's that both left some sort of legacy for Tennessee football. While Martin's was winning a BCS Championship in 1998, Kiffin's was abandoning the school after one season just about a decade later (in 2009). They also are both offensive coordinators --- Kiffin for Alabama and Martin for one of Kiffin's coaching stops at USC --- and will face each other the first week of the season in Cowboys Stadium.

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With Kiffin having stopped off at USC for four seasons he naturally picked up a few things that the offensive coordinator under him did and now Martin is accusing him of essentially having a copycat offense to USC's Wednesday on Mobile's WNSP 105.5.

"A couple of years ago, Lane pretty much adopted what we do on offense," Martin said. "From how they get plays in, the way their mechanics on offense, Alabama and Lane pretty much adopted what we do here at Southern Cal."


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Martin will be calling all the plays for the first time in a game when the Crimson Tide and Trojans meet up in Jerry World Sept 3. Hopefully he'll have some good counters to Nick Saban's vaunted defense and surely he'll be looking to outclass Kiffin, which is going to be pretty tough.


[h/t SEC Country]