published Friday, February 13th, 2009

Tennessee reports 3rd recruiting violation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is reporting a third secondary recruiting violation involving new football coach Lane Kiffin.

Kiffin, in a radio interview Friday morning, mentioned recruit Bryce Brown by name and called him "a great player."

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, NCAA rules prohibit a coach from making such comments before the prospect has signed a letter of intent.

Earlier this week, the school reported violations for a mock news conference held by nine prospects during an official visit to the university, and for using a fog machine as a recruit entered the field at Neyland Stadium.

Additionally, Kiffin was reprimanded last week by Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive for falsely accusing Florida's Urban Meyer of a recruiting violation.

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Salsa said...

Stupid rule. It Should be eliminated.

February 13, 2009 at 9:37 p.m.
VolsSpellCitrus said...

It's only stupid because your coach can't read.

I hear he is close to getting his learner's permit though.

February 13, 2009 at 11:13 p.m.
Salsa said...

God forbid a Coach should actually speak an athlete's name. The horror!

February 14, 2009 at 1:02 p.m.
Ferrari said...

I am not a UT fan, but I thought this was still The United States of America, and that EVERY person had freedom of speach......but I guess

February 15, 2009 at 12:22 p.m.
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