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Lane Kiffin is an Idiot

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The new Volunteers’ coach was reprimanded by the Southeastern Conference and issued an apology Thursday after he falsely accused Florida coach Urban Meyer of a recruiting violation.

Earlier in the day, Kiffin told fans at a breakfast celebrating the Volunteers’ recruiting class that Meyer violated rules by phoning Nu’Keese Richardson while the wide receiver prospect was on an official visit at Tennessee.

“I love the fact that Urban had to cheat and still didn’t get him,” Kiffin said, according to a WVLT-TV report.

NCAA and Southeastern Conference officials said it is not against recruiting rules to contact a recruit while they are on an official visit to another school.

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley delivered a quick and harsh response to Kiffin’s statement and called for him to apologize.

“It is obvious that coach Kiffin doesn’t know that there is not a rule precluding phone contact with a prospect during an official visit on another campus during a contact period. His allegations are inappropriate, out of line and, most importantly, totally false. It is completely unfair to Urban Meyer, our coaching staff, our football program and our institution,” Foley said in a statement.

SEC commissioner Mike Slive then reprimanded Kiffin for publicly criticizing Meyer, which is against the league’s code of ethics.

That led to Kiffin’s apology.

“In my enthusiasm for our recruiting class, I made some statements that were meant solely to excite those at the breakfast,” Kiffin said. “I apologize to commissioner Mike Slive and the SEC, including Florida (athletic director) Jeremy Foley and coach Urban Meyer. My comments were not intended to offend anyone at the University of Florida.”

Kiffin’s first game against Meyer’s defending national champion Gators is Sept. 19 in Gainesville, Fla. The Florida-Tennessee rivalry, dominated by the Gators since Meyer’s arrival four years ago, is always heated. But Kiffin’s comments will undoubtedly be remembered by Florida and its fans when Tennessee comes to town, and become a storyline in the lead up to the game.

The 33-year-old coach was on the receiving end of questions about recruiting violations days after he was introduced at Tennessee.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier questioned whether Kiffin broke rules by contacting a recruit before being cleared by the NCAA to do so. Kiffin assured fans that he had been notified by the NCAA that he was cleared before making his first phone call.

WAY TO GO LANE. WHY DON’T YOU GO RECRUIT GUS THE MULE TO PLAY FOR YOUR @$$, MAYBE HE CAN HIT THAT 76 YARDER YOU THINK ITS OK TO GO FOR….

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11 Responses to “Lane Kiffin is an Idiot”

  1. Voljunkie February 6, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    First off I would like to say that you have a nice website here. Wow Lane Kiffin is a Idiot, dont you think that is a little harsh? All he is doing is trying to build a program and get a little excitement back into a lifeless program after 17 years of the golf clap and were gonna work like heck phrase. I think what Kiffin is doing is great. Like he said in his apology his comments were meant for that room, unfortunate in todays world of internets and communication stuff like this gets leaked out and blown out of proportion.
    Take care
    Voljunkie

  2. Bobby E February 6, 2009 at 9:01 am #

    Voljunkie… in light of the breaking news regarding Mr. Kiffin and his texting habits (see http://www.straitpinkie.com/sports/lane-kiffin-story-continues/) do you still think “Idiot” is too harsh? I am all for getting your fan base fired up and bringing life to a program, but you don’t do it by accusing others of cheating. His apology is accepted, and even if his comments were meant for that room only, they were still out of line and in bad judgment. Good luck to your team, you are going to need it against the Cats and the Whomp Squad this year (there will not be a 25th strait one…)

  3. Kerry February 6, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    Any one of you idiots wearing Cardinal Red or Kentucky Blue want to try to beat us on the field.

    Key Wildcats, can you STILL remember 1984?????????????????????

    You stupid @#$$’%

  4. Guy Smiley February 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

    Unfortunately I don’t rememeber 1984, but I do remember this: http://www.straitpinkie.com/sports/cats/meeks-sportscenter-highlights/

  5. Bobby E February 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    Kerry,

    I don’t remember that year as I was just three, but I’m pretty sure I remember this past January 13th, as linked by Smiley above……

  6. Keith Cats February 6, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Look, I’m a huge Cats fan but you can’t really throw basketball in a man’s face when you are arguing football. You were talking about Lane Kiffin, not Bruce Pearl. In regards to Kiffin it is becoming more and more apparent that this kid is an absolute tool and is going to provide plenty of ammunition to not only Kentucky fans, but SEC fans in general. You don’t run your mouth like Kiffin when you haven’t accomplished anything. You haven’t won a game yet in the SEC! It is also becoming more and more apparent that Al Davis may not be as nuts as everyone thought he was. Maybe Kiffin really wasn’t the man he hired. You see it is very possible that when he started out with the Raiders that he was a douche and when he left he was a tool. Vols suck. Yeah, so what we haven’t beat you in 37 years. Our nuts are way bigger so suck on that.

  7. Butch February 6, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    VolJunkie…lifeless for 17 years? 75% winning %, 1 of 2 National Championships, 2 SEC Titles, 7 SEC East Titles, 9-17 years with 10+ wins, that is the best run in school history and will never be duplicated. Lifeless……..what an idiot.

  8. Voljunkie February 6, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    Okay Butch you got me there. I should have left off the 1 and just said 7. I guess Im a idiot

  9. Voljunkie February 6, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    Bobby, thanks for the comments good luck to you guys next year as well. It will definately be a interesting year. I am sure we would all shudder if we some how could be a fly on the wall during recruiting visits. Just trying to support our new coach….

  10. Arrow May 20, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    Lame Kiffin is a snot and an idiot. He has step on the toes of Coach Meyer, Saban, Richt, and Spurrier. Guess who Lame Kiffin has to play this year. Only an Idiot would do such stupid things. Four Secondary Violations and bragging about pulling in a half azz recruiting class. The boy is an idiot. Someone should beat the snot out of Monte. Monte should have used the belt more.

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