Is Kiffin's staff already causing trouble?
No matter where Lane Kiffin goes, trouble seems to follow.
In the one short year the new head coach of the USC Trojans spent at the University of Tennessee, Kiffin was accused of and busted for several minor NCAA recruiting violations. And while his attitude may have reflected the persona of a guy concerned with anything but the guidelines of recruiting in the college football world, Kiffin may soon be asked to start caring and start answering questions.
This time, over USC’s pursuit of a four-star cornerback from Frostproof, Florida named Nikell Robey.
Chuck Loveless, the Athletic Director of Frostproof High (where Robey attends high school), recently spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding Robey’s recruitment and what schools he has been talking to.
When USC came up in the conversation, Loveless had this to say: “He’s [Robey] planning to visit Southern Cal next week. [USC defensive coordinator] Monte Kiffin has been very persistent. He’s probably been in here more than is legal. Of course, they don’t pay attention to the rules.”
Whether or not Loveless knows for certain what is and is not permissible in the world of college football recruiting remains to be seen, but for an athletic director of a Florida high school to make a statement like that about USC’s tactics does not bode well for the university.
Nobody ever said Lane Kiffin didn’t know how to make the college football offseason fun to watch.
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