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Kiffin is a disgrace to sleazy recruiting

GAINESVILLE -- Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin is in the news again. This time he told a recruit that if he signed with South Carolina over Tennessee then he'd be pumping gas for the rest of his life, or something stupid and Kiffinish like that.

We could go on and on about how wonderfully desperate Tennessee must have been to hire a guy like Kiffin Kiffin, but we'll avoid all that nonsense and focus on the facts. And, once again, Kiffin got his facts wrong. They still siphon gasoline in South Carolina.

[PICTURED, A newbie.]

That was a stupid joke, right? Banal, vapid, sophomoric, all the rest and so on. The point is, the only thing we can do at this point is laugh. This is recruiting in the SEC, folks. This is what your hard-earned booster donations are supporting. It's nothing new. Kiffin just hasn't learned how to play the game the right way.

Kiffin is a disgrace to the creative and sleazy recruiting the SEC has built its fortune upon. You don't insult another team in the SEC, you just find a scholarship for the player's girlfriend. You don't make a wise crack about a kid's home-state school, you just find a booster to give that kid's mom a job. You don't promise a lifetime of pumping gas, you promise a lifetime supply of gas cards.

Grow up, Kiffin.

-jo-

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[This is what your hard-earned booster donations are supporting.] No those are supporting the salaries for the coaches actually doing the recruiting...like Ed Ogeron (sp) and his father Monte. jo, have you already posted the story about UT coaches ripping their shirts off Incredible Hulk-style?

This blog is rated PG-13. No shirtless fatties allowed.

Somebody throw a bucket of water on Jo. You're on fire man.

You earned a spot on the first team All World Blog today.

All-World Blog acceptance speech:

"It's a blessing and I'm honored. What else can I say? I just want to thank JC, my mom, my pharmacist, Guinness the dog, Cahaba the dog, Matzo Ball the cat and all my fans overseas. What else can I say? I woke up this morning, rubbed on The Cream and The Clear and just went to work. What else can I say?"

-jo-

"You don't promise a lifetime of pumping gas, you promise a lifetime supply of gas cards." The last bit is in very poor taste, given last year's incident involving a dead UF student's stolen gas card.

That's a reach. What does Jamar Hornsby stealing someone's credit card have anything to do with sleazy recruiting? Presumably, the gas cards they give recruits are not stolen. Anything else would raise suspicion.

-jo-

Matzo Ball the cat? You shouldn't compose this stuff from your sofa Jo.

Matzo Ball the cat roars like a lion of zion.

-jo-

Poor taste? eggman, I would like you to meet my friend: Internet. Internet, this is eggman.

I know a lot of people think that the Vol fans love Laney boy (and most do) but some of the old school fans in Knoxville want him to shut his mouth and coach. Does UT really want the biggest target on their back this year and for years to come? If I was them, I'd be trying to sneak up on people rather than coming out swinging before they've accomplished anything other than a 5 win season.

"Does UT really want the biggest target on their back this year and for years to come?"

I'd say its a little too late for that.

Jo? I'm seeing some suspicious posts on other sites saying that Torrey Davis is no longer with the team?

Oh overlord of the Gator intertubes, give us the dirt. I know Urban is on your speed dial. What's the 411 homey?

For now, let's just say that Omar Hunter needs to have a big spring.

-jo-

23 ARRESTS IN THE LAST 3 YEARS OF 'RURAL' LIAR. LOOK IT UP KIDS, AT LEAST MIAMI'S PROBLEMS WERE ON THE FIELD VARIETIES AND NOT WITH JOHNNY LAW..

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+1 Al. That guy is a complete clown.

Kiffin is a disgrace to sleazy recruiting.. He-he-he :)

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