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Karma calls, orders USC DE to… Tennessee

Well, this move certainly drips with irony.  And will most assuredly be pleasing to the palates of some most all segments of Volunteer Nation.

According to Bruce Feldman of, USC defensive end Malik Jackson has decided to transfer from the Trojans football program as a direct result of NCAA sanctions.  The program he’s decided to transfer to?

The Tennessee Volunteers.



While this will in no way, shape or form make up for the still-fresh wounds inflicted upon fans of the school by Lane Kiffin bolting Knoxville for Los Angeles and his dream job — was that too much?  Not enough? —  it will certainly give UT fans some measure of satisfaction.  Oh hell, who am I kidding; there are couches burning in Knoxville in celebration as I type this.

Lane Kiffin lost a very talented member of his football program to the school he left seven months ago?  As some would say, karma, she’s a nasty, vindictive wench.

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11 Responses to “Karma calls, orders USC DE to… Tennessee”
  1. AldoRaine says: Jul 5, 2010 10:43 PM

    Most women like Kiffin are immune to the effects of Karma—–i.e, Paris Hilton, LiLo, Snooki—-but Lane seems to be getting her karma share.
    Maybe there is order in the universe after all.

  2. BigBlueGator says: Jul 6, 2010 8:21 AM

    What ever happened to singing rocky top to 3 in the morning when they beat Florida? I give him two to three years at USC… A bigger fish will come along, and he will be toast. Next to Daddy in a mobilized scooter, we will hear Kiffin saying that ” The University of Memphis is his dream job…”

  3. Jagdbaer says: Jul 6, 2010 11:19 AM

    I used to be a USC fan until they hired douche lord Land Kiffin. Until he leaves, I won’t cheer for them. Let the dominoes fall and let that
    minnie-hitler squirm in his bunker at south central.

  4. Wrathchild says: Jul 6, 2010 11:47 AM

    I hope USC loses every game…except the notre dame game.

  5. StevenofCalif says: Jul 6, 2010 1:54 PM

    Why all the pity for Tennessee? The program improved under Keffin. The chain of events began when former USC coach Peter Carroll left for Seattle in the NFL. The betrayal to USC fans is not spoken of here. Why? Is it that only UCLA and Tennessee fans chose to leave comments. Let’s see if either school has a better record at the end of this and next season than USC. It does seem hideous that the NCAA faults USC for treating each of its players equally. No says the NCAA, a school should discriminate based of a players success in sports; the greater the success the more a school should deprive athletes of the privacy. Do scholarship students lose rights? If closer look was given to all schools I wager that most schools would fail the test USC was expected to pass. The young players who stay at USC do so because they want a good education and strong sports program. If one comes from a poor back ground, it’s easy for the leaches who want to reap money by their association with these young men to take advantage of player. To them is where shame and punishment should fall.

  6. thekatman says: Jul 6, 2010 2:11 PM

    According to Malik’s interview in the LA Times, he left USC because of his lack of playing time, not NCAA sanctions. Though the sanctions gave him a way out. Tennessee promised him a full time starting job on Defense. All Tennesse is getting is a 2nd string USC defensive end. Malik’s good, but if you want to compete at the highest level, you must compete with players who are at the highest level. TN isn’t there. Maybe someday, but not now. SC is there and has been for the past 12 years, and will continue recruiting players at the highest level.
    Good luck Vols.
    Now quit whining and get a life.

  7. Loose Lizard says: Jul 6, 2010 2:53 PM

    The last time that I check TN has the same amout of National Championship as usc does the last 12 yrs. No I sorry usc’s were removed. TN has 1 more than usc top program. Come play in the SEC and you would not even have that apperance.

  8. Trojanman says: Jul 6, 2010 3:56 PM

    Malik is a career back-up at USC. U Tenn burns couches in celebration over USC’s scraps? 10 Malik Jackson’s don’t equal one Markeith Ambles.
    Will the jilted ex-girlfriends in Knoxville ever stop crying? USC will finish with a top #5 ranking. Even an NCAA conspiracy can’t stop the Trojans.

  9. DG0122 says: Jul 7, 2010 5:11 PM

    @trojanman- are you serious??? Top 5 in the WAC-10 maybe…

  10. Vols looking to poach Penn State players, too | CollegeFootballTalk says: Jul 24, 2012 3:23 PM

    […] Dooley’s first rodeo when it comes to situations like this.  Two years ago, Malik Jackson transferred from USC to UT and was permitted to play immediately as the Trojans’ own NCAA sanctions allowed juniors or […]

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    […] Dooley’s first rodeo when it comes to situations like this.  Two years ago, Malik Jackson transferred from USC to UT and was permitted to play immediately as the Trojans’ own NCAA sanctions allowed juniors or […]

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