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Herschel Walker on Kiffin: 'He is a guy you don't want to trust at all'

During Herschel Walker‘s amazing three-year run at Georgia in the early eighties– my two copper Lincolns: a run that left him as the greatest player in collegiate football history — the running back was coached by the legendary Vince Dooley.

Dooley’s son, of course, is Derek Dooley, Tennessee’s third head coach in three years and the replacement for Lane Kiffin after he bolted for Southern Cal.

Walker has known the younger Dooley since the UT coach was in his very early teens, and obviously has a fondness for his coach’s son.  In speaking to the Knoxville News Sentinel, that fondness shined through.  As did his contempt for Kiffin and how he left the Volunteers.

Can you really blame Herschel, though?  I mean, after all, who can resist taking a shot at a viable contender for the Sexiest Woman Alive crown, if for nothing more than out of a fit of jealousy?

Anyway, incoming Lane.  Duck…

“Derek (Dooley) has done very well and is a very smart young man,” Walker told the News Sentinel. “I’ve known him since he was a little boy. I’m happy to see him here and see (former UT coach Lane) Kiffin leave.

He (Kiffin) is a guy you don’t want to trust at all. I think it’s sad when you trust your kids with someone like that and they leave.”

Ouch.  Now Kiffin knows exactly how Bill Bates felt 30 years ago.

Walker also gave the obligatory thumbs-up to the hire and to the job he thinks Dooley will do.

“I think he (Dooley) is going to do well,” Walker said. “He’s always loved football. I think Tennessee is going to be very happy with him. One thing about Coach Dooley is he believes in running the ball. In the SEC that’s what you’ve got to do.”

Well, it worked for Alabama in 2009, that’s for certain.  You still need to be able to throw the football, though, and those UT quarterbacks leave a little/lot to be desired…

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  1. F*DeSmithANDObama says: May 9, 2010 11:15 AM

    Herschel Walker IS the greatest college football player of all time. To compare anyone else, i.e. Tebow, is like saying Ronnie Brown is the greatest NFL quarterback of all time just because he runs the wildcat better than anyone else.

  2. Outsyder says: May 9, 2010 11:53 AM

    Hey, desmith and obama. Tebow is the greatest statistical QUARTERBACK in SEC history. That’s fact.
    And I’m not Tebow homer.

  3. BugKiller says: May 9, 2010 12:12 PM

    Walker did what he did THREE years.
    Teblow took four years, and the VAST majority of his rushing touchdowns came inside the 5 yard line. Teblow is a glorified fullback who has such a bromance with his Coach, that Meyer ensured that Teblow would run the ball within the 5 yard line no matter what.
    Fact: Herschel Walker had a BETTER season in 1980 than SoCarolina’s George Rodgers. Herschel, not Rodgers, SHOULD have won the Heisman that year.
    But without having ESPN to ridiculously shout his praises, Walker was screwed out of the Heisman in 1980 because he was a freshman.
    Just like Jim Brown is the greatest NFL player EVER, because his accomplishments were against defenses who played 9 and 10 men fronts and he still owns the highest yard per carry average in NFL history (true story, look it up), Walker is the greatest college football player ever for the same reason.
    Had he played 4 total years, Williams and Dayne wouldn’t have come close to his yardage record, and Teblow wouldn’t have been able to touch his TD record.
    Let’s be honest and stop overrating Teblow.

  4. SoFlaTrojan says: May 9, 2010 3:59 PM

    Bug Killer,
    You left out all the touchdowns Tebow scored against top ranked opponents like Georgia Southern and FAU.

  5. blubbo2 says: May 9, 2010 4:00 PM

    Two words: BARRY SANDERS

  6. John Taylor says: May 9, 2010 4:05 PM

    @ blubbo2: On my own “personal” list, Barry is a close No. 2 to Herschel. It’d be hard to argue with someone that put him atop any GOAT list. Tony Dorsett as well.

  7. Bious says: May 9, 2010 10:07 PM

    Tim Tebow won 1 SEC Title as a starting QB
    To say he is the best of all-time is an absolute joke and shows how truly clueless some people are with the past
    My god, 1 SEC Title as a starter….and the best?

  8. dotbo says: May 9, 2010 10:52 PM

    Hershel Walker could kick Tebow’s ass TODAY.

  9. JJD says: May 10, 2010 9:12 AM

    All these comments made me think of someone who as time passes seems to be fading from the minds of men,
    Jim Thorpe.

  10. T-Rex says: May 10, 2010 11:47 AM

    You guys hating on Tebow just wish he would have played for your school. Then maybe you would have won two national titles and competed for a third.
    TEBOW would run over Herschell any day.

  11. wildstile says: May 10, 2010 1:05 PM

    Nobody cares that Tim Tebow does gay porn, this article has nothing to do with him. To all you Teblow lovers, brush his balls off your chin, he sucks!

  12. Deb says: May 10, 2010 11:40 PM

    ROFL And speaking of the article topic …
    No, I wouldn’t trust Kiffin, either. And I think Dooley will prove to be a step up for the Vols.

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