When it gets right down to the reason for The Big Lie being told by the Big Liar and why this stuff keeps happening, one cannot help but wonder how the governing bodies can continue to ignore such blasphemy. Not to mention ignoring the varmint who keeps doing the blaspheming.
Somehow this airhead coach with the fast lip and not-so-fast brain seems suspect for most everything bad about college football these days.
Of course USC is going to deny the culpability of Kiffin in this whole Baxter Dillon charade, because Athletic Director Mike Garrett already has taken the bullet and the blood is on his hands. However, just a letter of apology to Florida AD Jeremy Foley as well as the ADs of other schools implicated by the false accusations of illegal contact is not nearly enough.
It’s like saying to a bank president, "I’m so sorry that one of our guys robbed your bank last week and tied up four of your tellers – he had too much caffeine that day."
GatorCountry.com has learned that Florida not only didn’t contact Baxter but, in fact, Baxter had contacted UF saying he was going to decommit to USC while assistant coach Brian White was in California recruiting.
Meyer has been outright slandered personally again by Kiffin and an apology just won’t get it. The NCAA needs to start levying fines. Hey, didn’t Meyer get hit for a $31,000 fine by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive for saying a whole lot less about some referee’s questionable calls?
What Kiffin and the USC folks did is wrong on so many levels. They apparently took Baxter’s words to the Pac-10 as gospel, then when there were no cell phone records, he claimed he "lost the phone." So what stopped them from contacting the cell phone company for the records?
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The question now becomes what will the NCAA, and even more importantly the Pac-10, do to put a stop to this kind of nonsense. Knowing the kind of lying, cheating, scumbag (He)Lane Kiffin is, it is a very good bet he is going to try the same tawdry tricks against conference opponents in the near future. At this point an "apology" via a "form letter" is not going to cut it.
UPDATE (N): Good catch from Year2 re. CRN being on the recruiting trail and going out of his way to show courtesy to Florida coaches. GO BRUINS.