Kiffin violated two recruiting rules

Lane Kiffin violated two rules during recruiting weekends in Knoxville, reported.

The violations included use of a fog machine during an official weekend visit and a mock press conference. The violations took place January 9 and January 16. UT reported it via letter January 26.

“The violations occurred due to an incorrect assumption by the football coaching staff regarding official visit activities,” Tennessee wrote in its letter as reported by “UT issued letters of admonishment to Kiffin and Orgeron and provided the coaching staff with a review of NCAA legislation regarding official and unofficial visits.”

The violations appear to have taken place due to the Tennessee coaching staff’s misunderstanding of NCAA rules.

Misunderstanding recruiting rules seems to be a common issue for Lane Kiffin and his Tennessee staff. Last week Kiffin wrongly accused Florida coach Urban Meyer of cheating. Kiffin later apologized and was reprimanded by the SEC.

According to the report, Tennessee “issued letters of admonishment” for Kiffin and recruiting expert Ed Orgeron. Read more at