OUT OF CONTROL: Another Vol coach speaks
SEC Commissioner Mike Sliveâ€™s inept response to Tennessee Volunteer coach Lane Kiffin has emboldened the riffraff. Now one of the worst coaches in the history of the league has besmirched the integrity of the SEC; Volunteer assistant coach Ed Orgeron alleged consistent bias on the part of officiating crews.
According to a Knoxville newspaper, â€œSeems like some people get the calls and some people don’t,” Orgeron said while speaking to the Knoxville Quarterback Club on Monday. “I’ve been in this league and I’ve been a part of that. Whether that’s true or not, you can never prove that.
“I do know this: there were some very questionable calls in that game that could have went either way and they went Alabama’s side. There were very questionable calls throughout the season and it seems they go for the better team. Whether that’s true or not, we can never prove that but that’s what it seems like.”
Will Slive respond to this new challenge to his authority? Kiffin doesnâ€™t care about the rules, and sending a surrogate out to attack the SEC speaks volumes about Tennesseeâ€™s disregard for the rules.
Slive must suspend Kiffin and fine the University for its failure to control the coaching staff. If the institution cannot control its coaches in ethical rules of conduct, what other areas has the institution failed to control? We already know Kiffin ignores NCAA recruiting rules.
How long until serious recruiting violations emerge?
We should ask Phil Fulmer what is going on up there. I bet he would share some interesting tidbits on the present staff. Anyone willing to buy him lunch for the inside scoop?
You have to bet probation is coming to Knoxville.
In the interim, Slive must immediately end this conduct, or face a complete Balkanization of the conference. Does he have the courage to do what is necessary?