Most recently he chided the Vols for backing out of a series with North Carolina: "Golly, times have changed when Tennessee doesn't want to play North Carolina in football because they're too good for them."
Kiffin is also hated in the SEC for his loose-cannon tactics after being hired as Tennessee coach in 2008 -- accusing Florida coach Urban Meyer of cheating in recruiting and bragging that his team would never lose to Georgia. He also accused Georgia coaches of being "asleep" in recruiting and vowed to lure the state's best high school talent to Knoxville.
He left after one year and a 7-6 record to accept the Trojans' head coaching position, escaping an angry mob of fans outside his Knoxville home. In the end, however, there was one boast he made good on: He never did lose to Georgia.