Matt Hinton tells the story of the amazing disappearing act of Junior’s only recruiting class in Knoxville:
In all, of the eight 4/5-star players who committed to Kiffin from December 2008 forward, only two – cornerbacks Eric Gordon and Marsalis Teague – are currently listed on the 2011 roster. When you pull up this page on Rivals.com, it should be slowly engulfed in flames.
Somebody should get Mike Hamilton a t-shirt that says “I hired Lane Kiffin and all I got was this lousy NCAA investigation”.
Speaking of which, Pat Haden sounds like a man who’s willing the play the cards he’s been dealt.
“The reputation and reality of Lane Kiffin are two entirely different things. I understand what his reputation is but the reality that I’ve dealt with is not that reputation.”
We’ll see if the song remains the same should the Laner get slapped with a failure to monitor violation by the NCAA. If that happens, maybe someone could get Haden a t-shirt of his own.