Lane Kiffin Rips Off Shirt To Impress Recruits At Tennessee

Lane Kiffin Is Doing Crazy Recruiting Stuff Again

3/2/09 in NCAAF   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Lane Kiffin sure has had an eventful start to his coaching tenure at Tennessee, hasn't he? He got in trouble for accusing Urban Meyer of trying to steal a recruit, he had that whole smoke machine violation, then he topped it off with a fake press conference, also a violation. Pretty much every week, there's been some kind of Lane Kiffin violation.

Last week, however, he was silent. Or was he? No, instead he was ripping his shirt off to get recruits to Tennessee. Seriously. This is what recruit Markeith Ambles had to say about his trip to Knoxville.

When asked what [Markeith Ambles'] top highlight was from his one day spent in Knoxville, he quickly responded.

"We were in a dark theater and all of a sudden they turned on the lights and the coaches ripped off their shirts," Ambles said with a laugh."It was like in the army and it got crunk up in there. Some of the players that were in there did some chants. It got crunk."

Crunk is still being used? I'll have to check with the Vets at the local VA to make sure that's in fact the case.

The story was also confirmed by another recruit, Brian Vogler. It was also "crunk" in case you were wondering.

At first, it was just coaches talking to us and our parents, sort of getting a little bit boring. Then they separated players from parents. And the second they split us up, it just got intense. We had a team meeting, coach Kiffin came up and started talking. He calls on coach Gran, and he's really putting emphasis on how important special teams is, and the assistant special teams coach is up there with him. He starts yelling something, rips off his shirt and two other coaches come down with shirts off. It was crazy! Coaches were telling us to get up, and everybody sort of stands up and claps. They said they were going to give us another chance at this.

They walked out of the room, turned out the lights and two coaches came running in, some UT players joined in with him. They didn't take their shirts off, but all the players and recruits ran down from their chairs onto the stage and just started getting crunk. Everybody got in a big circle and it was like before a game, everybody shouting "UT! UT!"

I'm going to officially declare the term "crunk" dead this instant.

Now, you might be wondering what in the hell Kiffin is doing running around shirtless to impress recruits. Well, he did that at USC, so I guess why not do that at Tennessee as well right?

Somewhere in here is a shirtless Kiffin.



Man, we should all just be glad Phil Fulmer isn't still coaching Tennessee. Yikes.

Lane Kiffin, shirtless (Or: Tennessee recruits thank God Phil Fulmer isn't the coach anymore) [Dr. Saturday]
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3/2/09   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

Attention all Vol fans: This. Will. Not. End. Well.

3/2/09   |   thevandal1   |   71 respect

radiowave000 wrote:
Kiffen is a nepotism product, who has never done anything to deserve his spot, other than be the spawn of Monte Kiffen's loins.
Vols are in for rough times

As a UT-K hater, (We all know UT is Texas) I rejoice.

3/2/09   |   radiowave000   |   145 respect

Kiffen is a nepotism product, who has never done anything to deserve his spot, other than be the spawn of Monte Kiffen's loins.
Vols are in for rough times

3/2/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1155 respect

(Edited by Jubanator14)

We can only hope the Coach Mark "Manga Manga" Mangino doesn't choose to adopt this recruiting tactic, if he does you'll need smoked glass or the type used to view eclipses!!   Mark 'The Round Mound of Round Mounds" Mangino

3/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

chicachericola wrote:
"Crunk is still being used? I'll have to check with the Vets at the local VA to make sure that's in fact the case."

While it may have fallen off the cool wagon, unfortunately the word isn't going away. As a matter of fact, it's official now via merriam-webster:

crunk

One entry found.
 
 

Main Entry:
crunk
Pronunciation:
\ˈkrək\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
crunk, word of fluctuating meaning used during the 1990s in lyrics of the rap groups OutKast and Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
Date:
2000
: a style of Southern rap music featuring repetitive chants and rapid dance rhythms


The really sad thing is I didn't make that up.

Once you're in Merriam-Webster, all your coolness is gone.

3/2/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

"Crunk is still being used? I'll have to check with the Vets at the local VA to make sure that's in fact the case."

While it may have fallen off the cool wagon, unfortunately the word isn't going away. As a matter of fact, it's official now via merriam-webster:

crunk

One entry found.
 
 

Main Entry:
crunk
Pronunciation:
\ˈkrək\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
crunk, word of fluctuating meaning used during the 1990s in lyrics of the rap groups OutKast and Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
Date:
2000
: a style of Southern rap music featuring repetitive chants and rapid dance rhythms


The really sad thing is I didn't make that up.

3/2/09   |   DigitalSquire   |   1 respect

Samauri mike would give them a choice ... either play for Baylor ... or get a sword ion the gut ... their choice.

3/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect



Watcha gonna do brother! When Lane-a-mania runs wild over you!!!

3/2/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

I wouldn't even want to see Mike Singletary's recruiting methods!

3/2/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

If he can revive the recently disappointing Tennessee program while not hurting anyone in the process, then this should be just fine.  Gain some excitement for the recruits and the team in an ultimately weird way, but if it is effective, then more power to him.