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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: Jul 13, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:15 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

What does he care?  The fact is that soon to be bust prospect Nu'keese Richardson decided to forego 4 years of national title contention for 4 years of HOPING he can lead his team to the Citrus Bowl.  You can't spell Citrus without UT!  Brandon Spikes and the rest of the Gator D will have something for him when they make their way down to Gainesville.  I'm not clairvoyant but my bet is that the Gators cover whatever the spread is and that they cover BIG.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:09 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

Is it a recruiting violation...everyone seems to think it's not, but the truth of the matter is that Kiffin should of kept his mouth shut until he knew for sure. 

Secondly, Kiffin came out and told Nu'Keese to lie to Florida about visiting UT last weekend.  So, he told Urban he was all Gator and so when Urban calls him, I'm sure Urban was checking up on him and was probably just pretty surprised to find out he was in Knoxville.  One question that needs to be answered is whether Nu'Keese actually answered the phone because if he didn't and never told Urban to leave him alone and that he was at UT then how in the heck would Urban know?  

I just think Kiffin is trying to make a name for himself and sell himself to his boosters and unfortunately he doesn't know how to do it in the proper way.  Sucks to be him!

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:08 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

Only problem with this is that Nukese told the Gator staff that he was staying home this weekend. If Urban Meyer called his cell phone, he no idea that Richardson was on an official visit in Knoxville. Kiffen's just trying to make himself look good, as if he engineered some great coup in recruiting Richardson away from us. Debose signing with the Gators probably had more to do with this than anything, as Richardson would see very little playing time for the next 2-3 years.

Since: Aug 16, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 2:04 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

The spoiled brat of coaching strikes again...hey Lane, why don't you concentrate on actually coaching instead of starting sh*t with everyone around you.

Since: Apr 1, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 1:57 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

Poor Lane. The time spent with Al Davis has rubbed off on him.

Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 1:56 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

Kiffin just keeps adding fuel to the fire, and is going to have to face the rude reality that the Gators are going to stomp his squad into the ground this year.  This game was already circled because it's UT, but add a couple more circles around it this year.  63-3 or something like that?

With or without Kiffin's "attack" on Florida, there is little doubt as to what the outcome of the 2009 game will be.  I find it interesting how sensitive the gators are about all this.  When was the last time you were afraid of UT or what they were saying about you?

Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 1:49 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

Wow, coming out with guns blazing. Only problem for Tennessee's coach Lane Kiffin is that his gun is only a .22 snub, and he's looking down the barrel of a bazooka with UF Urban Meyer.

Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 1:46 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

If it isn't against the rules, it should be.   However, Kiffin handled this situation all wrong.   If he really felt Meyer was breaking any kind of recruiting rules, he should've simply brought the matter up with the NCAA and not made a public issue out of it.   Now, no matter what happens, he's going to end up looking like an *.

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 1:46 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

its not against the long as he didnt contact him durring the part of the year where recruits can not be contacted.this is probally not durring the time when recruits are on trips, im assuming. anyhow if this is what lane needs to get some attention for his program,he got it but, its not going to be the attention he wanted.see Georgia,they also got some attention from Florida.How many years will Tenn. put up with this guy? not many if the attention he gets is getting his butt kicked by the Gators every year.....................GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 1:45 pm

Lane Kiffin accuses Urban Meyer of cheating!

That's funny,

There is no way anything could make Al Davis look like a genius.

Kiffin is going to do fine and all he is doing here is stiring up a little crap.

Everyone knows the Vols are going to be good and of course Meyer will have his team ready.

I think the Vols just might turn a few heads this year and shock a few.

You have all got to admit Kiffin is a pretty smart dude and if he made an accusation about Meyer publicaly he did it to make him look stupid and to get recruits doubting him. If worked for at least a few or it gets them some sanctions even 1 TV game taken away or something it's worth it.

I still say UNLV Running Rens rule Div 1A.

Too Bad it's not true.

Go Utah

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