Kiffin in hot water again (that didn’t take long)

Lane Kiffin has to explain himself again -- this time to the NCAA.

Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin has to explain himself again -- this time to the NCAA.

Lane Kiffin will use Tennessee’s trip to the Chick-fil-A Bowl to help lure recruits from Georgia. It shouldn’t be hard to pick him out of a crowd. He’ll be the guy surrounded by “hostesses.”

The NCAA is investigating Kiffin and the Tennessee program for recruiting violations, according to the New York Times. Among the high school players the NCAA is interviewing is North Gwinnett High offensive lineman JaWuan James, a Tennessee commit.

This might be a good time for Kiffin to dial it down just a little. It’s turning into quite a humiliating period for Tennessee. Last month, three freshman players – all prized recruits – were arrested and charged with armed robbery outside of a Knoxville convenience store. (Two of those players were released from the program. Another was reinstated after having charges dropped.)

The incident gave fuel to Kiffin’s critics, in part because one of the charged players, Nu’Keese Richardson, was at the core of Kiffin’s baseless charge that Florida coach Urban Meyer was cheating in recruiting.

Now comes this. The NCAA believes Kiffin has become overly aggressive in using female hostesses to help lure recruits. Almost every school uses coeds as campus guides during a recruit’s official on-campus visit. But not every school – or any school – has had them travel 200 miles to a high school game in South Carolina to visit the players, as reportedly was the case here. That would constitute illegal recruiting contact.

Marcus Lattimore, a running back in Duncan, S.C., told the Times that hostesses brought signs to a game in September, reading: “Come to Tennessee.” “I haven’t seen no other schools do that,” he said. “It’s crazy.”

This isn’t something as serious as academic fraud or paying players. Or armed robbery. But it’s certainly something that can result in sanctions. And it’s one more reason to laugh at Lane Kiffin.

610 comments Add your comment

Not a CLK Fan

December 9th, 2009
9:40 am

“I haven’t seen no other schools that”… That alone says much about the student athletes CLK is recruiting.

deMARYius"oops"Thomas

December 9th, 2009
9:42 am

Pimping ain’t easy

Guidothekillerpimp

December 9th, 2009
9:42 am

Lame does it again. What a DA!

Nooga

December 9th, 2009
9:43 am

JaWuan James is not a receiver.

TommyP

December 9th, 2009
9:44 am

I’ve been telling UT fans up here in Knoxville that Kiffin was going to get his. You can’t go around ticking off that many people, including the NCAA, and keep getting away with it.

Six secondary recruiting violations in less than a year and the NCAA is ready to pounce, especially after he’s ticked off the SEC offices with his moronic behavior.

Everyone had to see this coming. USC guy when the Reggie Bush/Matt Leinart problems surfaced….I mean it keeps going on and on with this guy.

Chris

December 9th, 2009
9:45 am

“Nu’keese. We’ve got to go.”

“Guys. We’ve got to go.”

Tron Carter

December 9th, 2009
9:45 am

1,2,3,4, FIF

King of the Bammers

December 9th, 2009
9:45 am

Beautiful blondes to attract young black men to Tennessee….. brilliant!

TommyP

December 9th, 2009
9:45 am

Yeah, thought JuWuan James was the huge lineman?

La Jolla Dawg

December 9th, 2009
9:46 am

Hee, hee. That’s me laughing at Lane.

Tron Carter

December 9th, 2009
9:46 am

Arrogant SOB

December 9th, 2009
9:47 am

I’m Lane Kiffin, you can’t do anything to me. I own the world. It’s all about me. The new name for Earth is Planet Kiffin. I am so cool. My wife is soooo hot. Look not a hair out of place. Bow down to me you little peon. My sh** don’t stink cause I’m Lane Kiffin.

hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 9th, 2009
9:47 am

So basically they’re saying ol’ Lane is using prostitutes to land recruits. LOL, yep, he’s a fine and accurate representative for UT!!!

Dawg Fud

December 9th, 2009
9:48 am

interesting to see how this turns out.

i don’t like to see any SEC team in hot water…regardless of rival but if you break rules you have to pay the consequences.

let’s see how this turns out before we go throwing Kiffin under the bus.

mike

December 9th, 2009
9:48 am

Looks like Lane wants the Vols to be the current “classy” Hurricanes from the 80’s.

No Way

December 9th, 2009
9:48 am

Not little Lany. He seems so honest and down to earth…. Never saw this one coming…

George O'Leary

December 9th, 2009
9:49 am

Kiffin is a liar and a cheat

xyz

December 9th, 2009
9:49 am

Clearly UT is paying these girls to be wh0res. Once this hits the fan that entire program might get shutdown

Kiffen's Kittens

December 9th, 2009
9:49 am

aka “recruiting hostesses.”

Lame Lane

December 9th, 2009
9:50 am

I would be shocked if these “hostesses” from Tennessee even had teeth, BUT then again that might be a BENEFIT in the recruitment process. Have always wondered about the BROAD base of Tennessee recruiting. Always wondered why a Black athlete would leave California to hang around a city populated by CRACKERS in the Smokey Mountains. When a school is known for its College of Social Work–You have seen social workers?–you can tell kids arenot going there for academic reasons.

Lame will learn that it does not behoove people to antagonize all the other coaches in a conference.

I WOULD HOPE that Georgia lets these recruits know that the NCAA is akin to the IRS. Once they pay you a visit they tend to watch over subsequent activities very carefully. If this does not scare the Hell out of anyone who has viewed one of these hostesses up close and personally then they are definitely DUMB enough to qualify for UcheaT admittance.

Georgia USE THIS!!! USE IT BIG TIME!!!! Let these kids know that spectre of ineligibility will loom from this point forward, and that MORE will probably come out as rest of SEC insures MORE comes out.

The Grinch

December 9th, 2009
9:51 am

Nice spin. Perhaps “recruiting hostesses” are who Tiger Woods was fooling around with and not porn stars. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Guidothekillerpimp

December 9th, 2009
9:52 am

I don’t like the competition! If there is whoreing to be done it has to go through me first!

Mean Dean

December 9th, 2009
9:52 am

Even if the NCAA does not penalize UT heavily (which is doubtful)–if I’m a top recruit (or his parents) and NCAA investigators make a special trip to ask me about the school’s recruiting practices, I’m not getting anywhere near Kiffin or UT. The Vols are going to be in a world of hurt.

Coach Johnson

December 9th, 2009
9:53 am

This is a bigger scandal than my upcoming mangina surgery

DC

December 9th, 2009
9:53 am

I love how Tennessee fans are talking about winning the SEC Championship next year / beating Alabama / beating Florida when frigging NICK STEPHENS is going to be their quarterback – a downgrade of Crompton – and when they have this clown at the helm.

Whores can’t even help you win football games when you’re an unproven idiot.

Good Looking Wife Second Rate Husband

December 9th, 2009
9:56 am

SEC Coaches, Bring this jive talking, arrogant MOFO down. Reveal the dirt. Do it surreptitiously–but do it!!! He has verbally bitch slapped all of you and it is now pay back!!

Somewhere Phat Phil is laughing his rather large butt off.

JB

December 9th, 2009
9:56 am

HE thinks this is the Pac 10……Everyone knows about ( apparently) the NCAA looking the other way at So. Cal and the Reggie Bush Saga. The SEC is the Hot Bed of where the NCAA puts their focus
( Certainly not the ACC., yawn).. When 42,000 show up to the ACC title game IN SUNNY FLORIDA to watch the best of the ACC beat up by middle of the pack SEC teams the week before, you know there is no passion there to watch for wrong doing. Kiffen will cost the Vols i’m afraid.

Ben

December 9th, 2009
9:58 am

I agree we should wait and see how the investigation goes but do we really think the NCAA will do anything of consequence? All of the coaches know that they’ll just get a slap on the wrist for this stuff, hence they continue to do it. How many secondary violations does it take to actually make up a primary violation?? I don’t think this amounts to anything because the NCAA doesn’t WANT to do anything. They want schools to police themselves. I’m no UT fan and I think they should’ve been given the benefit of the doubt for much of what has gone on this year but at what point does it go from making recruiting “mistakes” to a pattern of behavior?

DC

December 9th, 2009
9:59 am

I love how Tennessee fans are talking about winning the SEC Championship / beating Alabama / beating Florida next year with NICK STEPHENS as their mighty quarterback and this clown at the helm.

“Hostesses” who are, uh, definitely more than hostesses, don’t win football games if you have idiots over the entire operation.

Enjoy 7-5 for a long, long time, Vols.

BEND THE RULES

December 9th, 2009
9:59 am

This guy is desperate for recruits.Helicopters pretty ladies whatever it takes to get a young man to UT.How about just selling UT as a good school to go to or does it take more then that to convince them to come.I wonder how long he is going to last at UT.

Ralph

December 9th, 2009
10:00 am

Is “Ho” the proper abbreviation for “Hostess”?

Ryno

December 9th, 2009
10:00 am

Investigation orchestrated by Mike Slive for Kiffin punking him all year long. There will be no limits to which Slime will go to try to get anything against Kiffin. Good to know Slive can do something for Jeremy Foley besides washing his cars and mandating officials’ calls.

Worm

December 9th, 2009
10:01 am

I am shocked!..Looks as if the assistants are jumping ship!..He’ll be run outta’ town in 2 years with the program in shambles and the Vols on Probation..

Hey, Mrs Kiffin, You Figure It Out Yet??

December 9th, 2009
10:02 am

ANY kid who has had the NCAA visit him personally–even before he is attending college—-who STILL chooses to attend Tennessee is a BLANKING MORON. Read my lips–A BLANKING MORON!!!

I’m shocked the Hillbillies had to employ “ESCORTS” wasn’t the visage of Ed Orgeron without a shirt enough for these kids??

matt

December 9th, 2009
10:02 am

Good journalism would have included pictures of these girls. Lots of pictures that you can click on and really take a good look at. This will kill recruiting if it becomes well known that there are a bunch of young girls up there supporting the athletes!

PMC

December 9th, 2009
10:03 am

I’m thinking if Notre Dame did this it might be more successful in recruiting Eh?

PMC

December 9th, 2009
10:03 am

Message to Paul Johnson… you are underutilizing Magic City and The Cheetah. :)

Dawg 77

December 9th, 2009
10:04 am

Richt, BURY HIM WITH THIS!!!

JB

December 9th, 2009
10:04 am

I hear Fulmer is still available Vol fans ?

PMC

December 9th, 2009
10:04 am

Alabama just sent Hostess cakes to Andre Smith. It worked.

BEND THE RULES

December 9th, 2009
10:05 am

Was Al Davis of all people right about this guy?

IN HONOR OF SAINT SIMONS, RAMBLE ON, YELLOW FUZZ AND ESPECIALLY M:

December 9th, 2009
10:06 am

(((((((30-24)))))) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Death Penalty

December 9th, 2009
10:06 am

This is what happens when you are desperate. Rules, Ethics, THE LAW; all mere hurdles to overcome. Athletes should only look to Ole Miss as an example of Ed Orgeron’s recruiting record. Maybe they can sell them on Kiffin getting fired in a few years and then they can MIGHT be able to play for a real coach. Problem is UT is likely to end up on Probation and their careers will be wasted. Premier athletes should go with a proven commodity if they truly want to do what is best for themselves. UT will lie to them in a heartbeat just to get their names signed in blood. Even if all that changes, Knoxville is still a redneck hellhole.

JB

December 9th, 2009
10:07 am

fulmer lured recruits with a 40 foot food bar with 110 selections…………..Had to go early to beat him and Chavous though.

BEND THE RULES

December 9th, 2009
10:08 am

I bet Fulmer could have went 7-5 and did it with a lot more class then this guy.

Gravy Train

December 9th, 2009
10:08 am

UT goes from Phil the Narc to Kiffy the Walking Violation? Any kind of barter or monitary exchange for sexual favors is prostitution, unless a marriage license is involved.

What do you call a room full of UT fans?

A full set of teeth.

Armed robbery, failed drug tests and hookers. Bear Bryant would be proud.

Under Age Low IQ Bad Situation

December 9th, 2009
10:09 am

Hey Matt, You gotta realize many of these Phi Beta Kappas still require their MOMMAS to sign off on a Letter of Intent. Most of these genteel Southern ladies are probably against the “perception” that sex was used to induce their kids.

JB

December 9th, 2009
10:09 am

good Ole Rockytop..less………………whoops………………..

Joe

December 9th, 2009
10:11 am

“Lane Kiffin will use Tennessee’s trip to the Chick-fil-A Bowl to help lure recruits from Georgia. It shouldn’t be hard to pick him out of a crowd. He’ll be the guy surrounded by “hostesses.” ”

Actually, so will Tiger Woods but I don’t think he’s planning to come to the Peach Bowl.

BJohnDawg

December 9th, 2009
10:11 am

Tenn. should hire Tommy Tuberville, once Kiffin is gone.
Respectable coach, who can get it done, without the PR nightmare.