Shorter Junior: Those pesky recruiting rules make it unfair to hold me accountable for players at a program which I abandoned.
Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin
I dunno. I kind of agree with him and Carroll on this one.
Not that it makes Kiffy any less of a d-bag.
“The argument is your assistant coaches can go, but they are not held as accountable as we are. It makes absolutely no sense to me.” Lane says.
Does Lane not know that when a head coach is fired (held accountable) usually most of the assistants (not held as accountable), at least those who are not blood kin, are out of a job too including even in-laws.
Besides i think, but could be wrong, that this rule was a counter-punch the superstar halo-effect that happened whenever Nick magically appeared at high schools. If so, the rule came about because other head coaches were complaining about Nick’s appearances in the first place.
Dog in Fla, I think Urban Meyer had a good bit to do with it too. Corch made the same argument after the Jamar Hornsby and Cam Newton disciplinary fiascos, saying he needs to be out there in the spring to evaluate kids’ character.
Apparently when those same kids actually come to campus for spring junior camps (like Florida’s Friday Night Lights) or the summer invitation-only camps their character and work ethic is under some cloaking device that shields it from his view. And assistant coaches are unable to ask whether the kid has a history of selling crack or firebombing neighbors’ homes. My thinking is still that if you don’t trust your assistants to make these evaluations, perhaps you should hire assistants who aren’t dumber than a bag of hammers.
Junior likes to whine.
Wasn’t Orgeron the one that they weren’t recruiting any angels? What Junior would do if he dug up anything negative is just sweep it under the rug.
I always thought that as many people as he rubbed the wrong way, it was only a matter of time before his own players hated him. He did buy some time by changing schools, but time will tell.
“We’re always looking for the aggregate of marginal gains.” — Kirby Smart, The Athletic, 7/16/19
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