Category Archives: Don’t Mess With Lane Kiffin
Turns out they put it out on the intertubes, for free!
I hope you’ve got a subscription to The Athletic, because this story ($$), about a nine-year old Tennessee fan who’d had enough of the Vols and decided to change allegiances, is fucking hilarious.
The gist of it is that he, with the help of his father, decided to write four SEC head coaches (Orgeron, Saban, Kiffin and Heupel) in the hopes that one of them would recruit him to support their program. Here’s a sample:
Saban responded. So did Coach O. Amazingly, Tennessee didn’t.
But Junior was the winner.
And then, the phone call came.
“I got a message that said, ‘Coach Kiffin would like to recruit Landon. Is he available for a phone call?’” Justin said. “I thought maybe it was going to be an assistant or somebody saying they’d send us a shirt or a hat or something like that.”
But not long after, Kiffin was on the phone.
“Landon answered the phone and it was Coach Kiffin on the other end,” Justin said. “It was shocking to both of us.”
Read the whole thing, if you can. It’s a hoot.
Shit, they ought to put it on pay-per-view. I’d watch.
It all comes ’round again:
Now, do I think this could happen? Honestly, and to my great disappointment, no, I don’t think Danny White is that stupid.
But in a world where the football gods have been capricious, to say the least, and Clay Travis exists, I can’t say the chances are zero. You know what they say about hope being the best of things…
LOL. As if signing Junior to a contract extension locks anything down in that regard.
Love the subtlety here.
Junior coaches like he honestly has no fucks to give. It’s his superpower.
Honestly, this is almost cruel.
UPDATE: This, on the other hand, is flat out hilarious.
If Tennessee winds up playing in a bowl game this season, its football staff won’t collect bonuses off the appearance.
Tennessee’s nine football assistants and its strength coach signed contract amendments this week to waive any bowl bonus for this season that their contracts otherwise would entitle them to receive.
Knox News obtained the contract amendments via a public records request.
By those 10 staffers waiving a bowl bonus, the athletic department will save $324,870.
Coach Jeremy Pruitt also will not receive a bowl bonus this season under the teams of the contract extension he received in September.
300 grand will buy a lot of cupcakes.
This Mandel tweet…
… suddenly made me realize that Boom is the first coach to have been Kiffin’ed. (And, yeah, I imagine this just got a little awkward.)
I haven’t seen anyone else use the expression yet, so I hereby claim the trademark in the name of Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, or something like that.
By the way, ain’t it just like Junior to take a gratuitous shot at Malzahn while celebrating? Not that there’s anything wrong with that…
The SEC has issued the following statement related to the Auburn-Ole Miss football game of October 24:
On the kickoff return in the Auburn at Ole Miss football game at 5:43 in the 4th quarter, the SEC has determined the replay official should have stopped the game for further review of the play. In the football officiating replay process every play is reviewed but, when appropriate, the game is stopped for further review.
Because the play was not appropriately stopped for further review, the necessary slow-motion view of the play was not viewed by the replay official to determine if the ruling on the field should have been reversed.
The SEC Office conducted a review of the play and appropriately communicated its findings above to Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin and other athletics department personnel per conference protocol. However, Mr. Kiffin’s use of social media Saturday following the game to publicly criticize officiating is in violation of Conference Bylaws and Commissioner’s Regulations that govern Sportsmanship and communication with the Conference Office on officiating issues.
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin has been fined $25,000 for his use of social media Saturday after the game made in violation of SEC Bylaw 10.5 related to officiating in the Auburn at Ole Miss football game of October 24.
It takes a lot to make Junior a sympathetic figure, but, congrats, Greg Sankey, you did it!
Aaaaannnnd, the last word.