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.
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.
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."
The story was also confirmed by another recruit, Brian Vogler. It was also "crunk" in case you were wondering.
I'm going to officially declare the term "crunk" dead this instant.
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!"
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]