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University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl is in HUGE trouble. Friday the school perp walked Pearl before the media to admit he had lied to the NCAA during an investigation over illegal recruiting visits.
In a healthy bit of irony, alarms went off as Pearl was confessing his sins to the media. Somebody had set of a firm alarm during his press conference (see above video.)
KNOXVILLE COP ROBERT CAPOULLEZ WAS BEATEN AND LEFT UNCONSCIOUS BY TENNESSEE FOOTBALL PLAYERS
At least two Tennesse football players have been arrested after a bar melee left a Knoxville police officer beaten unconscious and lying in the street. Da’Rick Rogers and Darren Myles were booked on a variety of charges including assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
More Vols players may have been involved in the incident that left officer Robert Capoullez in a UT Medical Center emergency room.
LANE KIFFIN SEWAGE CENTER
Tennessee fans just can’t get over Lane Kiffin. A Knoxville lawyer has put in the paperwork and paid a $252 filing fee to officially change the name of Knoxville’s sewage treatment plant to the “Lane Kiffin Sewage Center.”
LANE KIFFIN FACES THE MUSIC TUESDAY (FOR 66 SECONDS)
You’ve got to hand it to Lane Kiffin. Not many people can receive a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract on the same day that they’re being called both a “weasel” and a “snake” in print.
Kiffin abruptly resigned Tuesday night at the University of Tennessee to take over for Pete Carroll as the new coach of the USC football team. Kiffin leaves Tennesse after just one controversial 7-6 season where he finished 2nd in the SEC East. Worse for Vols fans, he may be taking many of his prized recruits with him back to SoCal where he was once Carroll’s offensive coordinator. Outraged Tennesse students nearly rioted when the announcement was made. They marched on campus:
Voiced their displeasure:
And expressed their First Amendment rights in a reasoned and mature manner:
Things got so insane that there’s a widespread quote going around from one of Kiffin’s own Tennessee players who egged students on, encouraging them to burn Kiffin’s house down. Kiffin had to be removed from his brief (66 second) press conference under police escort.
LANE KIFFIN/WEASEL PICTURE FROM FOX SPORTS WEBSITE
Meanwhile, the reaction throughout college football was mostly outrage. SI.com’s Michael Rosenberg was stunned by the bold-faced audacity of USC’s hiring of Kiffin asking, “What happened? Did Barry Switzer say no?” There are numerous reports of the pending NCAA hammer that’s about to come down on the Trojans after a host of recruiting and rules violations over the past several years. The general consensus is that Carroll skated out of town just ahead of the NCAA posse. Kiffin was a huge part of the past recruiting of several disgraced USC athletes.
ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR TENNESSEE STUDENTS TO DRINK MOONSHINE AND RIOT
JANZEN JACKSON, NU’KEESE RICHARDSON, MICHAEL EDWARDS
Three Tennessee football players were arrested early Thursday morning and charged with armed robbery. Janzen Jackson, Michael Edwards and Nu’Keese Richardson are accused of holding up a man in the parking lot of a Pilot gas station/convenience store with a semi-automatic pellet gun.
This isn’t going to hurt recruiting at Tennessee. Rapper Lil Wayne has included a line about Vols coach Lane Kiffin in his latest single, “Banned From TV.” The song features the line, “Smoke weed, talk s**t like Lane Kiffin.”
Kiffin even gave a “shout out” to Lil Wayne on his Twitter account today. However, the Knoxville paper feels Kiffin’s association with Lil Wayne may actually be a negative. Lil Wayne may soon be going to jail after pleading guilty to weapons charges.
Profootballtalk.com has the line of the day on its website.
University of Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin apparently got into a tussle with Florida’s Urban Meyer over NCAA recruiting rules. As it turns out, Kiffin was completely wrong. PFT accuses Kiffin of picking “a knife fight while wielding a spork.”
The University of Tennessee women’s college basketball team has fallen to its lowest ranking in 23 years in this week’s AP college basketball poll. The Lady Vols fell to # 13 in this week’s poll with a 12-3 record.
Earlier this season, Tennessee ended a streak of 211 consecutive weeks in the top 10.
Connecticut, the other perennial powerhouse in women’s college basketbaal, remains number one. The U-Conn women are currently 15-0.