After leaving USC in 2006, Kiffin bounced around different jobs with less than satisfactory results. His NFL stint resulted in a poor record with the Oakland Raiders and beef with the team's owner, Al Davis. Then he went back to college football for one season with the University of Tennessee in 2009. To everyone's surprise, Kiffin ditched his new squad (and a six-year contract) and headed back to Cali as soon as the head coach position opened up at USC.