Man-made devices wouldn’t have been able to measure the size of Kiffin’s smirk. Problem is, Kiffin was spectacularly and laughably wrong.
He was so wrong that Florida AD Jeremy Foley issued a statement that all but called 33-year-old Kiffin a punk. He was so wrong that SEC commissioner Mike Slive publicly attached Kiffin to the clothesline and let him dangle in the wind.
“We expect our coaches to have an understanding and knowledge of conference and NCAA rules,” read Slive’s statement.
So far, Kiffin doesn’t have an understanding of anything, including common sense. It’s one thing to want to plant your school’s flag into the recruiting landscape. It’s another to stab your own foot doing it.
Even Kiffin’s late-afternoon apology was botched. He actually tried to rationalize the fact that he had accused another coach of cheating.