[Nickell Robey is] planning to visit Southern Cal next week. Monte Kiffin has been very persistent. He’s probably been in here more than is legal. Of course they don’t pay attention to the rules.
S Eric Berry had the line of the day (that I heard, anyway), saying that DC Monte Kiffin knows so much about football that he's the "Google of defense."
Recently, the younger Kiffin joked about the situation when he quipped, "I don't know what I'm going to do if he's late for a staff meeting. I called mom, and that didn't work."
"It happened in a matter over three days," Thompson offered. "I wasn't looking to leave Alabama. I was happy there. We had just won 12 games and went to the Sugar Bowl. We were 15 minutes away from playing for a national championship. I had no reason to leave Alabama. It was coach Kiffin.