I have a feeling this will be a long running feature. Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin has managed to ruffle more than a few feathers since he took over for Phil Fulmer. The list of people, schools and towns he has ticked off is pretty long.
The good news is it looks like he is allowed back in the town of Pahokee, Florida again. That’s right. Lane Kiffin ran his mouth so much that a whole town actually wanted to ban him from city limits. Not just the high school. The whole town. Fortunately for Kiffy this one ended well for him.
Just in case you forgot, lets do a quick recap of a few of the other shenanigans Mr. Kiffin has been a part of in his short time at Rocky Top. Of course, who could forget the famous pumping gas comments he allegedly made to Calhoun County wide receiver and Gamecock signee Alshon Jeffery. Kiffin denies it. He even tried to call Jeffry to clear it up. That ended up being a mistake in the form of a recruiting violation. Kiffin officially has more secondary violations than he does wins.
Speaking of recruiting violations, how about Kiffin accusing Florida coach Urban Myer of cheating after Signing Day last year? This came after Kiffin made a comment about “singing Rocky Top all night long after they beat Florida next year.” Someone might want to remind Kiffin that the Gators have won two of the past three National Championships and are led by a guy named Tebow that is a pretty good player. Especially when he’s motivated. Oh, and they play in the Swamp this year.
Want more? Ok. You asked for it. I file this in my “strangest recruiting tactic ever” category. I just don’t think grown men should take their shirts off in public unless they are at the beach. Last I checked there isn’t an ocean in Knoxville.
Stay tuned. You can bet there will be more.
Lane Kiffin has never won a college game as a head coach. He is either going to be the second coming of Steve Spurrier (who at least waited until he won a championship or five before he shook the tree) or he is going to go down as one of the biggest buffoons in college football history. I can’t wait to find out the answer.