Hmmm. Let's see here: did we call this or what?
On June 13th we LOL and dismissed a pathetic Trogan attack on Alabama and Florida (among number of schools) in the form of a whiny letter to the Pac-10 about illegal contact with Dillon Baxter, as nothing but standard recruiting lies from Southern Cons to distract from their scandal tainted, sanction riddled joke of a football program.
There was already a glaring hole in that clumsy stunt (which of course the toolbags in LA's traditional media easily fell for). ESPN's Joe Schad noted "Baxter allegedly "lost his phone" since calls. We also noted how Hello Kiffin already had a tainted record of making up BS allegations as he was reprimanded by SEC commissioner Mike Slive "for falsely accusing Florida's Urban Meyer of a recruiting violation." Also, we also pointed out southern cal making up BS recruiting whine (attacking CRN via Petey's Poodle aka Kenny Norton) to distract from the problems with their sleazy program. Lastly, there is the clear pattern emerging about Hello Kiffin being dishonest with recruits since coming over as the "head coach" which blew up all over him in the form of Seantrel Henderson.
Well, now it looks like Kiffin and Southern Cal are getting PWNed all over again. According to Gentry Estes of the Alabama Mobile Register, Mike Garrett has apologized to Alabama Athletic Director for BS Trogan claims:
UA athletics director Mal Moore received a letter Tuesday from USC athletics director Mike Garrett apologizing for a recent report that Alabama was one of five schools to illegally contact Trojans freshman running back Dillon Baxter.
"I have spoken with Mr. Baxter and he has now confirmed that he did not receive a call from your institution," Garrett wrote to Moore. "Therefore, USC has no intention of pursuing this matter further.
"I apologize for any inconvenience or embarrassment this matter has caused to you and your institution."
Per Pete Thamel of the New York Times, Mikey has also apologized to the Florida athletic director for making BS up about illegal contacts to Baxter as well. I am wondering if there will also be apologies issued to Washington, Oregon, and Fresno State, since those schools were also attacked in this pathetic media stunt full of usual Trogan smears and lies. So many other questions from this.
I am also wondering whether the Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott will display some testicular fortitude and take the initiative by reprimanding Southern Cal in similar manner SEC did to Hello Kiffin last year (when he was lying about Urban Meyer). If Scott has any intention of making Pac-10 appear serious about its integrity then he would take such a step.
More importantly, what we need to wonder is how long idiots in traditional media will take any BS spin coming from these dishonest hacks as nothing by smears and lies to distract from the awful smell of the most tainted athletic program in recent college sports?
UPDATE (N): Spencer Hall provides a handy dandy "form letter" on SBN:
Given that Lane Kiffin is now their coach and Mike "Haters to the Left" Garrett is still their AD, USC just might want to save some time and paper and make this a form letter for future use. "Dear [University Coach,] we apologize for the [insert accusation of cheating/ nasty and inaccurate public statement] made by [check a.) football coach Lane Kiffin b.) Athletic Director Mike Garrett]. Yours in victory, [USC official who acts like adult.]" It'd be the green thing to do, and will likely prove very useful over the next few years.
Of course, Hello Kiffin had nothing to do with this just like OJ had nothing to do with those killers. GO BRUINS.
UPDATE II (N): Looks like Washington has also received a form letter. Oregon is expecting one. What about Fresno St though? Ya know Fresno State, the alma mater of Hello Kiffin. BruininDenver has an explanation:
Maybe they are sending them all now because they caught wind of the 2 cent stamp increase…
Makes sense. GO BRUINS.