While Lane Kiffin was in Atlanta, Georgia as a guest on ESPN's College Gameday, the Volunteers were shortening meetings and preparing to hit the practice field in order to catch the SEC title game on the television.
Kiffin commented after a short trip to Atlanta Saturday afternoon.
"It was good to be down there. Obviously a great atmosphere," said Kiffin. "It was an exciting place, a lot of energy around the game. We got booed a lot down there."
Kiffin also addressed the latest news that wide receivers coach Frank Wilson has departed to LSU to coach running backs and head up recruiting.
"I am glad for Frank from the standpoint that he gets to go home," said Kiffin. "We take a long time as you have seen before in these processes. When we hire people we actually interview them."
Kiffin knows that Wilson will be missed both from the aspect of coaching and recruiting.
"We lose a lot with Frank," said Kiffin. "Frank is a great coach and a great recruiter."
Kiffin would not give a timeline as to when the Volunteers would hire a replacement for Wilson.
"We have to make sure we do it right," said Kiffin. "It's more important to get it done right than it is to get it done fast."
In the interim, Kiffin will coach wide receivers with the help of a few other coaches. Kiffin coached wide receivers at Southern California.
Kiffin will hit the recruiting trail again tomorrow when he travels to South Florida before returning to Knoxville to practice again next Friday.