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Kiffin says Newton never asked UT for money

Posted on: November 11, 2010 11:49 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Remember the good old days of the SEC when the only "controversy" was what Lane Kiffin had done or said?  Then Kiffin left Knoxville for USC, which has had its own issues with the NCAA lately, but not before he made an attempt to recruit Cam Newton while Newton was at Blinn Junior College after leaving Florida.   So, naturally, now that the college football world is one of Newton, Newton, Newton and more Newton, it only makes sense that somebody would ask Kiffin if anything unseemly took place during Newton's recruitment.

When asked directly if Newton or anyone claiming to represent Newton ever asked for money during the recruitment, Kiffin said "no."  Though he also said that Tennessee wasn't that actively involved in recruiting him, because he wasn't a great fit for the Tennessee system.  Newton was never offered a scholarship by Tennessee, something Kiffin said "doesn't make me look very smart."

Kiffin also went on to say that his time spent in the SEC gave him a unique perspective on the situation, because "you hear so many things down there."

"I remember so many things said about me that weren't accurate," Kiffin said. "It was a good lesson learned. If something comes on the radio or in print, I don't think there are any facts to it at all until someone shows some proof. This is a perfect example."

Kiffin is the second head coach to recruit Newton, along with Bob Stoops, who has come out and said that money was never involved during the process.  Which is a good sign for all those Auburn fans hoping Newton is cleared of all this, but it doesn't prove anything.  All it means is that Newton is either innocent, or that Oklahoma and Tennessee were never really in the running for his services.

Since: Nov 6, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 11:38 pm


Lane Kiffin sucks.When he was still with Tennesee all that blabbering about how they were gonna beat Bama last year and blah blah blah.No surprise we beat them heh.That shut him up for a minute.His face made it worth it.He couldn't even speak.So yes now he goes off to try to coach the Trojans.Speaking of not looking very smart...holding that clipboard.....isn't it upside down there Mr. Kiffin?lol

Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2010 12:18 pm

Kiffin says Newton never asked UT for money

Dude - Kiffin was on Pete's staff when reggie was recruited to USC. Kiffin was there 2001-2006. Bush was part of the 2003 recruit class. Know your facts first, makes you more believable and reliable

Since: Nov 12, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 10:29 am
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Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2010 1:01 am

Kiffin says Newton never asked UT for money

Dude you are a f'in idiot.  Get your facts straight before you rant.  Lane Kiffin just got to USC, he had nothing to do with Reggie Bush 5 years ago.  That would be the current Head Coach of Seattle Seahawks, Pete Carroll.  I'm not saying he is an angel full of inocence, but damn, know your facts first, makes you more believable and reliable.

Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 6:31 pm

Yeah, Lane The Cheater Is The Guy To Ask

Really? The same guy responsible for the Reggie Bush payoff, not to mention his Tennessee violations, is going to speak out in Cam Newton's behalf. Man, if I didn't think he was guilty before, this is sure to change my mind.

Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 5:43 pm

Kiffin says Newton never asked UT for money

Well there you have it.  You can't ask for a more credible source than Lane.  He's always been on the up and up.

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 3:22 pm

Kiffin says Newton never asked UT for money

yeah, it's good for UT that kiffin was too stupid to realize that it would've been a good thing to offer Newton a scholly.

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