"I just like the attitude, I really do," he said. "It's fun to coach these guys. They're fired up. These guys want to win so bad."
Kiffin wants to win, too. But he's been around coaching long enough to recognize that working together in pursuit of success can be just as rewarding as victory itself. And he's enjoying that pursuit this preseason.
"Personally, I'm having a blast ... all the new coaches we're working with ... being back in college ... working with freshmen and stuff like that," he said. "It's a lot of fun. It's a great group of guys."