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Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

Posted on: February 5, 2009 12:18 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2009 1:54 pm

It's on in the SEC East! Actually when isn't it on?

You've got to see this video from Thursday morning with Tennessee's Lane Kiffin accusing Florida's Urban Meyer of cheating. Kiffin says that Meyer called receiver Nu'Keese Richardson on his cellie while the kid was visiting Tennessee.

One problem: I checked with a compliance director at another school and she couldn't find anything wrong with what Meyer allegedly did.

"I've never heard of that," she said of Kiffin's accusation being a violation. "That would surprise me. As long as it's permissible on the recruiting calendar, it should be OK."

A story posted a Tennessee TV station's website says: "Football coaches are not permitted to contact a prospect while his on an official visit to another school's campus." Hey, it's on a TV station's website so it has to be accurate, right?

Oh, one other thing. How could Meyer be "cheating" if Richardson wasn't supposed to be at Tennessee in the first place? Kiffin adds that the receiver said, "he wasn't even coming to visit us."

Anything to work the crowd. There's a lot of bitter fruit here. Richardson had apparently committed to Florida in May. Kiffin is going Ernest Angley on us, taking the message, preacher-style, to the orange-coated streets. Meyer is the devil and Kiffin is going to drive him out. The K-Man might be good at playing to a crowd but what goes around, comes around. I seem to recall that Tennessee has to visit Gainesville this year and The Urban Legend does not take slights well. Anybody remember the payback for the Gator Stomp?

Count on another couple of extra touchdowns dropped on you in September, Lane. You're preaching to the choir now. The devil will get his due -- later.  


Category: NCAAF

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 3:14 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

I am trying to figure out why Lane Kiffin is griping...Dodd failed to state it in the original article, but Tennessee did land him!  Sour grapes over...winning? Okaaaaay...........

It will be an interesting September afternoon in the swamp for Mr. Kiffin and his dad....

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 3:02 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

Looks like Tennessee is in for some lean years with this joke at the helm.

Since: Jan 28, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:59 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:55 pm

I love it!!!!

So, if Kiffin is wrong who cares. Urban Meyer has a horribile reputation. LK, went after him today. I love it. I loved when Richt did what he did. So, what if UF beats us by 50? I don't want them too,  but I love to see Urban mad. He is a punk and this revs up the old rivalary, now just what if UT beats UF this year?  Wow, that would be so funny. Get'em Lane!!!

Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:53 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

"I won't be surprised when the NCAA starts poking around Rocky Top again in a few years that they come up with something more substantial than the last time. This guy needs to get his facts straight before he goes off with his mouth.

Somebody needs to keep a watch on Richardson's family to see if they get new jobs anywhere near Knoxville. It's slightly farther to visit UT to watch your son play than the 3-4 hour drive to the swamp. Hey but maybe I'm wrong there, the kid just has always been a secret Vol commit."


From this article:



"I mean, I have so much respect for Florida," he said. "It really hurts me to do that, but then again I got to do what's best for me and my family ."

So playing at UTk is better for your family when they live in South Florida? How does that make sense?


Here is another great jab by Kiffin. My guess is the Pahokkee coach doesn't allow coaches from UTk come by anymore.



While Richardson committed to the Vols during his official visit last weekend, he steadfastly maintained in media interviews he remained pledged to the Gators. That, Kiffin said, was part of Tennessee's plan.

"You can't understand how hard this is to get done. Eddie had this set up at 7 o'clock in the morning, they (Richardson's aunts) got the papers signed by the kid," said Kiffin, hired Dec. 1 to replace the fired Phillip Fulmer. "They didn't go do it at the school because they knew somebody at the school was going to screw it up, the fax machine wouldn't work or they would have changed the signatures. All the things that go on in Pahokee, now. The aunts took it over to a junior high, found a fax machine that worked and faxed them over to us at 7 o'clock and I kept it in a drawer till their 1 o'clock press conference."



Good luck in Gainesville this year!



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:51 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

Hey Joevol,

If you are calling me a retard, let me remind you that I didn't say when the last time the NCAA came a calling. And that was with a staff that most of the other coaches respected.

You've got guys on there now who for the most part haven't had to recruit in a while. They don't really have those tricky NCAA rules to abide by in the NFL. It won't be long before your head coach will be breaking more than a commitment to the AD. (That was one of the stipulations that he keep all the scholarship offers that had committed to Coach Phil right?) He apparently just tells them they'll never see the field and then has guys lie to the coach that has been recruiting a kid for 2 to 3 years. Cut a corner here, chop off a few miles later! It won't be long unless he doesn't last like he didn't last in Oakland.

Good luck Vol fans, you guys have been classy for the most part. Maybe you will rub off on your new head case coach!

Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:41 pm
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Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:38 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

i agree, if he really thought it was a violation he would have filled the complaint with the NCAA not announce it on tv.  but he knows he has no legs to stand on so he just wanted some publicity to get vols fans fired up.  i have a feeling i might backfire...

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:37 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!


Kiffin does have his work cut out for him in the SEC. However Al is still a nutjob.

Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:35 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

That was like 5 years ago retard.....

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