Kiffin Blindsided Like Chucky

January 22nd, 2009
Former Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin claims he was as surprised as everyone else with Chuckys firing.

Former Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin claims he was as surprised as everyone else by Chucky's firing

The lone word anyone has heard from Chucky since he was fired by the Glazers Boys was the word “blindsided” he uttered to BSPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Since, Chucky has been silent. (Hey Chucky, please open the letter.)

But Chucky wasn’t the only person who was blindsided. So was Monte Kiffin.

Now the new¬†defensive coordinator of the University of Tennessee, Kiffin¬†just happened to run into Stephen Holder of the St. Petesburg Times on a flight to Tampa recently. Kiffin spoke with Holder about a few subjects and Chucky’s firing was one. Kiffin was stunned.

Regarding Jon Gruden’s dismissal, Kiffin said he never saw it coming, just like everyone else. He even asked whether anything had happened since he left town that would have indicated this was coming. I assured him no one did or said anything that would have brought me to that conclusion before Friday evening.

Although there is nothing to suggest Chucky and Kiffin didn’t get along, Joe knows that Kiffin wasn’t as surprised as he is letting on. Joe would just love for Kiffin to open up someday and discuss what was going on behind the scenes.

In the meantime, Joe again implores Chucky to answer his snail mail.

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