It's been a little over seven months since Lane Kiffin took over as the Head Football Coach at the University of Tennessee.
While some may not agree with everything the new head coach has done, one thing you can't argue with is certain facts.
This Tennessee Football program under Kiffin has been much disciplined and has responded to the first year coach and his coaching staff.
No arrest in the last seven months tops off the list of facts about how Kiffin is running his program. That's something the previous coaching staff couldn't boast about.
Another major improvement is the entire team's Grade Point Average.
"We have had the biggest jump in team G.P.A that this team has seen in the last four years," Kiffin said last week at the SEC Media Day. "That speaks volumes of the commitment our players have made and it also tells you how demanding this coaching staff is about attending classes."
Mandatory study halls, frequent checks by the coaching staff to make sure their players are attending classes are just a couple of ways that Kiffin and company are making a difference in their players life both on and off the field.
"This has been a special seven months," Kiffin said. "I don't think it could have gone much better for us overall as a program."
According to the former NFL head coach, one of the first things that he and his coaching staff wanted to accomplish after arriving on Rocky Top is changing the football environment on campus.
"We want to create an environment that the players want to be in," Kiffin explained. "When they enjoy going to work, they will perform better on the field and in the class room."
Apparently it's working.
When Eric Berry was asked by the media last week if he could pick any head coach in the SEC to be his head coach, who would it be?
Berry didn't even blink before he answered the question.
"I can't see myself playing for anyone else other than Lane Kiffin," Berry said. "We thought we were in this thing by ourselves last year. One of the first things Coach Kiffin did when he arrived was to let us know we were not alone anymore in this fight. That he had our back, and we have his."
Some other league coaches have lobbed the Renegade Program title towards Kiffin and staff.
That shows two things.
Several coaches in the league are apparently a little scared of the noise that Kiffin has made so far on Rocky Top and throughout the country recruiting.
The other thing it shows is how far off those statements really are. How can someone call Kiffin's program a renegade (out of control) program. Let the facts speak for themselves. The facts in the class room and at the police station.