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Lane Kiffin responds to Phil Fulmer's comments

During Tuesday's Dan Patrick Radio Show, Lane Kiffin responded to Phil Fulmer’s comments from Saturday’s CBS half-time show.

In case you missed it, Fulmer said, "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?"

Kiffin responded today by saying, "I was disappointed with that Dan and the reason I say that is because he's never met me. To say those things, and I reached out to him a number of times through people at the university and community as well as my staff did to try to meet with him. Oh, as soon as we got there and he always declined to do that. So I think that was the hard part to hear that said about somebody you had the opportunity to meet and never did.”

“But just as I said from the day I got there, I have great respect for Coach Fulmer and what he did there and the great run he had there. He deserves to be a Hall of Fame coach.” 

“He had the opportunity to meet me on so many occasions, living right there in town, and refused to do it. That’s why it was a little disappointing.” 

Dan Patrick also asked Kiffin if he was having any fun, noting that it always seemed Pete Carroll was enjoying his job at USC.

Kiffin said,”I don’t know (laughs). We have to win a lot more games and then we’ll have some fun.”

Patrick then asked, “Then, when do you get to enjoy things?” 

Kiffin explained, “When we get this thing back. When we get our depth back and the games are a lot easier than they are right now.”

USC is 3-0 and travels to Wazzu on Saturday.