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What's Lane Kiffin's secret?

Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin landed former Miami commitment Bryce Brown on Monday.

GAINESVILLE -- Gators fans might not hold Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin in high esteem, but high-profile running backs certainly do.

Bryce On Monday, Kiffin picked up a commitment from Kansas prep sensation Bryce Brown, the running back who was originally committed to Miami and is ranked the No.1 overall prospect for the class of 2009.

[PICTURED, This guy will be visiting The Swamp on Sept. 19.]

Brown's commitment comes a week after David Oku, another high-profile running back recruit from Nebraska, committed to Kiffin and Vols. Brown and Oku share the same street agent.

So what's Kiffin's secret? How did he get two of the best running backs in the nation -- two guys who waited until after National Signing Day to commit -- to both decide on the University of Tennessee?

Brown, of course, was a Miami commitment long before Lane Kiffin even imagined he'd be coaching in college, let alone at UT. Since replacing Phil Fulmer, Kiffin has not only salvaged the Vols' recruiting class, he's pulled in one of the best recruiting classes in the conference. Who says this guy is in over his head?

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