Did Hello Kiffin Bring "Staph Infection" From Southern Cal To Tennessee?

Ya know, it's not like we are out there to get Hello Kiffin. We have enough on our plate here at UCLA. But man oh man, this guy just makes it so da*n easy. Check out the news out of Tennessee for "lack of shower discipline":

[A] staph infection for defensive tackle Minor Bowens among others prompted an impromptu lesson on cleanliness for the Vols on Tuesday, and despite the laughter Dooley produced after practice Wednesday, it wasn't all a joking matter.

"We've had a few staph infections, so we did a clinic yesterday on proper shower technique and soap and using a rag," Dooley said. "We put some new rags in -- y'all think I'm kidding, but I'm serious.

"We had, I told them, the worst shower discipline of any team I've ever been around. So we talked a little bit about application of soap to the rag and making sure you hit all your body. You know, you can neglect it trying to cut corners, and it shows in how you practice and elsewhere. I'm hoping we show some improvement in that."

Staph infection and lack of shower discipline in Tennessee from the previous coaching regime? Long time Trogan observers among Bruins should not be surprised. This is nothing new concerning a program that is or was associated with Hello Kiffin. If you don't believe us skip over the jump line.

Yes, this is not Kiffin's first stint with "staph infection" issues at a "college" football program:

Before their first game of the season last month, seven USC football players became infected -- and four of them hospitalized -- with a painful staph skin infection not treatable with most common antibiotics, the school and public health officials said Friday.

While the outbreak on the team is believed to be over, it demonstrated what a serious problem drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has become in competitive sports, according to officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a journal article about a rise in the number of athletes who have suffered the pus-filled skin boils and other lesions from such staph infections. That report mentioned two college football players from Los Angeles County who were hospitalized last year in a separate outbreak, and officials Friday acknowledged that both were from USC.

That was from a Trojan Times article dated September 12, 2003. Guess running a unhealthy and sick football program has multiple meanings when it comes to Hello Kiffin and Trogans. Too bad the Volunteers are learning their embarrassing lessons the hard way.


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