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Kiffin, family feel the warmth at USC

Updated: January 14, 2010, 4:56 PM ET
By Shelley Smith | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The jeers and the taunts got to be too much, too frightening. Lane Kiffin had announced he was leaving the University of Tennessee for USC, and the students and fanatics in Knoxville seemingly imploded.

They burned mattresses and trash. Then, in unison, they shouted his wife's cell phone number and address. Nasty text messages began arriving. Cars filled with hecklers began cruising by the Kiffin house.

"They weren't going to come with me," Kiffin said about his wife, Layla, and their ...

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