Daily Archives: February 7, 2009

PO’d in Pahokee

Well, Junior and the Vol faithful may not care about what anybody in the SEC is saying about Kiffin, but there’s still the little matter of what the good folks in Pahokee, Florida think about Junior’s remarks.  And right now, they ain’t too happy.

In an effort to prove it knows how to use a fax machine, the city of Pahokee is preparing to send a formal complaint to the University of Tennessee regarding the recent comments made by Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin. Here’s a copy of that letter. CLICK ME!!

Pahokee coach Blaze Thompson said the letter will be faxed, mailed and emailed to just about every important person in Knoxville. Thompson called Tennessee athletics director Mike Hamilton on Friday but hasn’t heard back. Thompson also called SEC commissioner Mike Slive.

“You can’t do this to somebody,” Thompson said. “It’s not right.”

Meanwhile, instead of wallowing in the mud by firing back at Junior, Urban Meyer did something far better with his time.

Kiffin’s rivals are taking advantage of his recruiting mistakes. Florida coach Urban Meyer called Thompson on Saturday morning just to touch base.

“He wanted to know if Florida did anything wrong in recruiting Nu’Keese,” Thompson said. “He also wanted to make sure Florida and Pahokee maintained a professional and ethical relationship.”

This is a perfect example of why Junior is doomed.  It’s not that guys like Meyer and Saban aren’t bastards in their own right.  They are, of course.  But they’re smart bastards.  A helluva lot smarter than Junior’s proven to be out of the gate.

By the way, UT fans – Kiffin may not be skeered of his fellow SEC coaches, but he’s a little uneasy about this high school coach.

Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin called Pahokee coach Blaze Thompson on Saturday and apologized for the statement’s made about the Palm Beach County high school during a Tennessee booster function on Thursday. Pahokee is still awaiting a public apology by Kiffin.

Not that that matters too much.

Thompson said that Pahokee’s formal letter of complaint will still be sent to the Southeastern Conference and the University of Tennessee.

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Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, Recruiting, Urban Meyer Points and Stares

Stacy Searels speaks. Really. Check the tape.

David Paschall is ‘da man.  Not only does he have an interview with Coach Searels, he gets him on audio, to boot.

If you read his piece, it turns out that Searels has added the title and responsibility of “running game coordinator” to his job description.  My feeling is that anything you bring under Searels’ control is going to be golden, so I’m definitely down with it.

In fact, does anyone know if Coach Searels has any special teams coaching experience?  Just saying…

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“In order to insubordinate, you first need to be subordinate.”

Ah, there’s nothing like those open records requests.  The AP’s gotten access to 90-plus pages of correspondence between Texas Tech and Mike Leach’s agent concerning Leach’s new contract.

Aside from wanting to go all Boston College-on-steroids with Leach as to some of the terms – Leach would not only be terminated for interviewing without first getting permission, but would also have to pay a $1.5 million penalty – Texas Tech also seeks something a little strange, at least according to Leach’s representatives.

the agents objected to a provision that they said essentially gave the school the rights to Leach’s name and likeness.

I’m trying to figure out what it would want that for and I’m drawing a blank.  (And, to be fair, the school denies it.)  Still, I’d love to hear any suggestions.

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Just run your mouth, baby.

Why is it so readily assumed that you have to be a flaming asshole to win at Tennessee?

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Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin