Kiffin watch: just because you’ve moved 3000 miles away doesn’t mean they’re not thinking of you.

You’ve got to love Steve Spurrier turning lemons – the potential trouble TE Weslye Saunders may be in with the NCAA – into lemonade with this shot at Junior’s current place of employment:

“All I know is they had talked to him, and talked to some players at North Carolina. That’s all I know,” Spurrier said. “Whatever comes (of it), we’ll just have to wait and see. But I can assure that all of our players, our team, has been well-versed or taught about agents or people giving them gifts or money or whatever. … So if we have a player that accepts money, gifts from agents or whoever, they’ll be ineligible to play.

“We’re not going to look the other way like possibly Southern California did. We’re going to abide by the rules.”


UPDATE: If this is true, abide is about all the OBC will be able to do.

… Austin is close friends with University of South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders, another NFL draft prospect who’s under investigation by NCAA officials for alleged rule violations involving agents.

We’ve been told that Austin and Saunders have been told by their respective coaches to no longer associate with each other.

A source said that Austin and Saunders have been regularly comparing notes on agents and marketing representatives throughout the recruiting process, including what inducements the various businesses are offering to try to win them over.

The players have been talking to try to obtain the best “deal” possible from agents, according to a source.

There have been rampant unconfirmed rumors about money changing hands…


Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, The Evil Genius

3 responses to “Kiffin watch: just because you’ve moved 3000 miles away doesn’t mean they’re not thinking of you.

  1. 69Dawg

    The man can throw a verbal hand- grenade with the best of them.


  2. Ricky McDurden

    For all the gunfire he’s lobbed toward Athens, you’ve really got to appreciate having Spurrier in the SEC. He’s just one of the many characters that makes this conference and this region the greatest in football


  3. Carruthers

    I read this article this morning in The State. Wasn’t suprised at all to see Spurrier continue to enjoy his position in front of the microphone.