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Lane Kiffin will not apologize to you!

Kiffin’s biggest recruiting coup.

As I mentioned yesterday, the SEC meetings are set to get underway in Destin this morning with a heavy emphasis on coaches keeping their mouths closed.  But one coach – the one who it seems is target numero uno for this message – has no regrets about the false accusations and general idiocy that he spewed this spring Lane (or “Rural”) Kiffin had this to say to The Sporting News today:

All of this stuff about media attention, well, look at the results so far. Top 10 recruiting class, No. 1 player in the country, first time it has ever happened at Tennessee. I don’t think it’s very hard to figure out, that if the other stuff didn’t happen, our recruiting success doesn’t happen.

You don’t go 5-7, you don’t come in and not have your staff signed until one month before signing day and have the success we have recruiting without nationl attention.

I don’t love the way I’ve had to do everything. But I was not hired to please the fans of other schools. I was hired for three people: the people of Tennessee, our current players and recruits.

Kiffin would have a great point if it hadn’t occurred elsewhere this spring through a different approach.  I can’t remember who it was, but I do recall a coach landing the #1 player, a top-10 class and dominating the headlines without creating conflict and begging for attention.  Can’t quite remember who it was though.

On a somewhat related note, here are a few more thing you can also expect to come up in the conversation at the meetings.  It appears that the SEC basketball coaches will get pressure to upgrade their non-conference schedules and the football teams will receive the news that every single game will be televised.

Article written by Thomas Beisner