Lane Kiffin's Twitter Account Gets Tennessee In Trouble

Josh SawyersContributor IMay 20, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 24:  Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Oakland Raiders looks on before the game against the St. Louis Rams on August 24, 2007 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)

For the—wow I’ve lost count—time, the new super staff at Tennessee is going to have to self report their program for breaking the rules. This time because Head Coach Lane Kiffin’s Twitter account mentioned by name an unsigned recruit:

“It’s a beautiful day in Knoxville, Tennessee today. I was so exited to hear that J.C. Copeland committed to play for the Vols today!”

They use again the standard “new” employees in the office. I don't think I would let a new employee have access to my Twitter account.

“It was one of Lane’s personal assistants, and it was his first day on the job,” Hamilton explained. “He posted the message on Lane’s Twitter account without asking compliance. It was an inadvertent error, but it’s still a violation and one of those things where you’ve got to know what the deal is. We’ll report it.”

This super staff doesn't seem to learn from its mistakes either. This is the second time they have reported themselves for mentioning an unsigned recruit by name. While on the radio in February, Kiffin talked about Bryce Brown on the air.

Coaches you may want to look at this. If you have a Twitter account just post it yourself. If you don’t have time to write 140 characters in a day, then you don’t need to have an account for some entry level office assistant to post about the weather and what color of shirt you are wearing.

This coming off a day when Kiffin buckled and called Pahokee High School and made a public apologized for insulting the whole community.

This is great theater and I love watching old tried and true Vols fans try to justify the Kiffman and his crazy shenanigans.

Stay tuned till next week when we see Boy Blunder and his League of Super Coaches mess up on the simplest things before they even coach a SEC game.



Quote by Athletic director Mike Hamilton was first reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel.