Bumped. Posted in February, 2009. GO BRUINS. -N
Continuing the enlightened coaching philosophy of his mentor Cheatie Peatie, Lane Kiffin publicly disparaged Urban Meyer to a bunch of UT boosters at a signing day party for calling a recruit while on a visit to Tennessee.
Now, let's forget for a moment that Urban Meyer has had success everywhere he has coached (won 2 national championships at Florida, made Utah a non-BCS beast, etc.), while Little Laney has failed when not in the shadow of Cheatie.
No, it turns out Kiffin was wrong (as usual). Meyer did not cheat. It is perfectly permissible under both NCAA and SEC rules for a coach to contact a recruit during a visit to another campus if it is during an open contact period (as was the case here).
Not only was Kiffin wrong, but it was Kiffin who violated an actual SEC rule when he bad-mouthed another SEC coach in public. Now poor little Lane has to apologize and see if the SEC further sanctions him. Once a Trojan, always a Trojan.
Classic Cheatie Peetie tactics. I think Lane deserves a nickname worthy of Cheatie Peatie.
Bilkin Kiffin? Little Laney (can't do anything without his daddy)? Insane Lane?