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, 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.
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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.