Incident-gate Update

Dave Hooker at GVX reported late Wednesday evening that Lane Kiffin offered an explanation about his use of the English language. Kiffin was quoted in the post as saying “When I said ‘incidents’, the conversation was dealing with arrests and we had not had any arrests in 11 months and 11 days.”

Hooker further reported that Kiffin said he did not believe Oliver was arrested and that would have made his statement about his team’s police record valid. Kiffin was then quoted as saying about Oliver that “[h]e was not arrested, and we dealt with it internally.”

I’m sorry coach, but that doesn’t fly. Richardson, Jantzen, and Jackson were arrested, and you dealt with that internally as well.

Hooker also reported that Kiffin said he doesn’t like using the word “arrest”. Then he quoted Kiffin as saying, “Sometimes I say ‘No arrests in 11 months.’ Sometimes I say ‘No incidents.’ ”

To whom? Sorry again, coach. Where were you quoted as saying “no arrests in 11 months”?

The credibility balloon is starting to get stretched just a little bit thin.

Our youngsters need mentors.

Our young coach needs a PR coach.

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2 responses to “Incident-gate Update”

  1. T K says :

    MAYBE ALL THIS ISNT AS HARD AS WE ARE MAKING IT. MAYBE THE OLIVER SITUATION IS SIMPLE. MAYBE NOT MUCH WAS MADE OF IT BY KIFFEN BECAUSE…………..THE SHIRT WAS BEING PICKED UP FOR HIM???????

    SERIOUSLY FRED, I THINK THE PR COACH WOULD BE A GOOD HIRE FOR KIFFEN.

    AND WITH THAT SAID LETS LET THE LEGAL SYSTEM DO ITS JOB AND LETS GET BACK TO SOME FOOTBALL. DONALD, IVE HEARD A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND HERE MENTIONING THAT WITH ALL THESE DISCTRACTIONS WE BETTER WATCH OUT FOR THE CATS IN LEXINGTON…….WHAT DO YOU THINK?

    • norcalvol says :

      When we eventually see Kiffin in a brown polo, we’ll know. LOL!
      Yes, maybe this sort of thing will die down for a while… but probably not – we have a lot of court dates coming up.
      And yes, I am concerned about the effect this might have on the team. I seriously thought the squad was being isolated before the Ole Miss game, but I agree with all of you that it likely played a role in the ‘flatness’ of the team in Oxford (along with the fact that it was a road game, it was at 11 in the morning, our defense was thin, and we played against a well-rested, lightening-quick flea-of-a tailback).

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