I have to admit, Lane Kiffin is surely making a splash in the SEC. First off, he pisses off Spurier to the point the Ole’ Visor Wearer accuses him of not taking the coaching test or something. Then Kiffin takes on Saban and Meyer at the same time over some players. He also declares there is a fence being constructed around Tennessee. People in at least seven states celebrate, at least until they find out the fence is metaphorical and just a suggestion or really aspirational.
The Kiffer outdid himself this week by calling out St. Urban in front of 1,000 Vol partisans, accusing the Florida coach of a blatant recruiting violation in the recruitment of receiver Nu’Keese Richardson. Apparently, St. Urban’s phone got him in trouble again when Meyer called Richardson during his official in Knoxville.
“Just so you know, when a recruit’s on another campus, you can’t call a recruit on another campus,” Kiffin said. “I love the fact that Urban had to cheat, and still didn’t get him (Richardson).
The problem was, he was speaking wayyyyy out of league. Not so much of a violation. Of course, Jeremy Foley was none too happy. Neither was Mike Slive. The Kiffer was reprimanded by the SEC and apologized.
Seriously, I don’t need to go into the whole who struck John about the Kiffer’s time in Oakland. He was fired for taking pot shots at his players and boss, both to the media and in public speaking engagements. I guess doing so against other coaches instead of Mike Hamilton is evidence of self-growth. But still, you have to wonder when he’s going to shoot off his mouth about the Tennessee administration or some player. The over-under has to be around September 20th.
Oh, yeah, he also called out a player’s grandmother as the reason that player didn’t go to Tennessee. But, hey, it’s all good, they’re not haters, y’all.
Any crazy competition that Bobby Petrino, Houston Nutt or Les Miles enters would normally result in a grand championship for any one of them. Not so for the title of craziest mofo in the SEC, that goes to The Kiffer. Maybe with all the money laying around in Knoxville, The Kiffer can get this guy to come in: