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USC, Vols receive NCAA Notice of Allegations

Posted on: February 23, 2011 11:04 am
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Lane Kiffin's NCAA chickens appear to be coming home to roost.

Both Kiffin's former employers at Tennessee and his current ones at USC have announced today they have been served with NCAA "Notices of Allegations," essentially the list of violations which the NCAA has discovered during an investigation. That list as it pertains to Volunteer football, via the official Tennessee website :
The notice contains the following allegations of violation of NCAA rules against the football program:
  • By former members of the football coaching staff: impermissible telephone contact (16 total calls) with prospective student-athletes from Jan. 3-9, 2010.
  • By a former assistant football coach: allegations relating to impermissible contacts with prospective student-athletes.
  • By a former head football coach: failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the football program and failure to monitor the activities regarding compliance of several assistant coaches have also been made against a former head football coach, and permitting a football recruiting intern to make impermissible contact with high school staff during a recruiting visit.
The headlining charge here is the "failure to monitor" violation levied against Kiffin. Though in the past coaches have typically been absolved of blame once they've left their previous university behind, it seems unlikely in this instance, with Kiffin's (well-earned) reputation for ignoring the finer points of NCAA regulations. There may be more forthcoming than the typical slap on the wrist.

As for the Trojans, their Notice of Allegations likely includes the same violations committed by Kiffin (and assistant Ed Orgeron, believed to be the "former assistant" in the second bullet above) in Knoxville. The official statement from athletic director Pat Haden :
"We have received from the NCAA a notice of allegations against Lane Kiffin pertaining to his tenure as the head football coach at Tennessee. The NCAA enforcement process provides for Tennessee and Lane to address those charges. Until that process is completed, it would be unfair and premature for me or USC to comment on this matter.

"However, I will say this: Since his return to USC last year as our head football coach, Lane has been vigilant in making sure he and the football program follow the NCAA's rules and compete the right way. Lane has my support as our head football coach."

Eye on College Football will have more on this story as it develops. Follow our Twitter feed for further updates. 


Comments

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 12:15 pm
 

USC, Vols receive NCAA Notice of Allegations

Uh, no.  USC likes winning championships.  Fisher doesn't win championships.  Middle-of-the-pack and "respectable" is not how they roll at USC.


? likes stealing championships you mean ?

USC is about an illegal homes to a RB away from SMUville. Respectable is about their only hope after the Lane Kiffen disaster following up Pete Carroll's pay for play, my back QB killed a teamate nightmare.

I see the former player contingent of Fisher, Del Rio, and Lott coming in to save the school and rebrand the school.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 2:32 pm
 

USC, Vols receive NCAA Notice of Allegations

Poor Lil Lane



Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2011 1:34 pm
 

To the NCAA, Lane Kiffin = Jerry Tarkanian

It appears as it they are out to get Lane no matter where he might coach as well as Southern Cal.

The NCAA hounded Jerry Tarkanian from job to job his entire career, maybe they're gonna do the same to Lane.




Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2011 1:32 pm
 

USC, Vols receive NCAA Notice of Allegations

"And the first step to Jeff Fisher being named the head coach of his beloved USC trojans has been taken."


Uh, no.  USC likes winning championships.  Fisher doesn't win championships.  Middle-of-the-pack and "respectable" is not how they roll at USC.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2011 12:53 pm
 

USC, Vols receive NCAA Notice of Allegations

And the first step to Jeff Fisher being named the head coach of his beloved USC trojans has been taken.



Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 12:28 pm
 

USC, Vols receive NCAA Notice of Allegations

"However, I will say this: Since his return to USC last year as our head football coach, Lane has been vigilant in making sure he and the football program follow the NCAA's rules and compete the right way. Lane has my support as our head football coach."

This is USC code for:  We tied Lane to a chair in his office, and stopped all real estate brokers at the front gate.  We further taped his phone, and monitored same with a bank of lawyers each possessing a kill switch.  Unlike his first stint at USC, my department has provided a body guard/surveillance monitor to accompany Lane 24/7.  We also have NOT provided a luxury car lease to Lane, or members of his family, and coaching staff.  We also asked Lane's father to exercise parental control over his son.   



Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 12:08 pm
 

USC, Vols receive NCAA Notice of Allegations

Whether you like the rules or not they are the rules that Kiffin basically agreed to follow by being a NCAA level coach.  If the rules are too much for him them he should find another job with less rules.  It is not like these guys did not know the rules, they chose not to follow them so there should be no complaints when they get some punishment for that.




Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2011 12:02 pm
 

USC, Vols receive NCAA Notice of Allegations

It is exactly the HC's job to know what his assistants are doing.  The HC hires all his staff, and if they are not following the rules, then that is a direct reflection on the HC who hired them and the school that hired the HC.  It works that way in every business, the boss is always held responsible for what happens underneath them. 



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2011 11:53 am
 

USC, Vols receive NCAA Notice of Allegations

When are we going to get rid of the NCAA jesus football what be so much better. They find a way to make everything against the rules unless it has something to do with their income.

I remember back when USC won the AP and LSU won the BCS a third party sponser tried to pay for the two to play each other and the schools were interested to settle things on the field then guess who stepped in and said it was against the rules. NCAA.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2011 11:34 am
 

USC, Vols receive NCAA Notice of Allegations

The conduct of adults performing their job is now required to be directly supervised by the head coach. Why have assistance if you have to supervise them directly in every aspect of their jobs.

How in the hell do you know who a coach call at 9PM at night or in January instead of November. This is ridiculous.

I can see why the NCAA have such a difficult time in their decisions and trying to enforce the rules they have, they have stupid rules and no way or means to enforce them.

Now they are gonna try and hang the errors and mistakes of assistant coaches on Lane Kiffin from a school where he is no longer the coach. What coach had been hung with this accusation before?

It appears as it they are out to get Lane no matter where he might coach as well as Southern Cal.

Now is a chance for all you Lane Kiffin and SC fans to vent, so let’s hear it.

“FIGHT ON” “ WE ARE SC”


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