http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/b ... aaf,125819
Welcome to the SEC, cheater. Signed, Ol' Ball Coach.
By Matt Hinton
Welcome to Tennessee, Lane Kiffin. Your grace period ended 12 hours ago:
South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier questioned whether new Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin broke an NCAA rule when he called a recruit a day before he was introduced as the Volunteers’ new coach.
According to a story published on VolQuest.com, part of the Rivals’ network, Kiffin and former Gamecocks recruiting coordinator David Reaves called Tampa running back Jarvis Giles on Sunday and left him voice messages.
"You’re supposed to have passed the NCAA test and be on board, I think. But maybe he was just calling him as an interested observer," Spurrier said today, laughing. "I don’t know. But technically to be able to recruit you’re supposed to pass the NCAA test."
He was cleared by the NCAA Spurrier. Focus on winning.
Another Yahoo Article http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/n ... &type=lgns
Kiffin began contacting recruits on Sunday, as soon as he was cleared by the NCAA to do so. He said he was planning to travel to Memphis on Monday afternoon for a trip to talk with the No. 1 recruit of the class, presumably Harding Academy’s Marlon Brown, a wide receiver.
He said he planned to recruit nationally, much as he did at USC, and wanted to “put a fence around the state of Tennessee” to keep recruits from going elsewhere.
Those recruits who do make it to campus will be given a chance to play immediately, and any former starters will have to compete to earn their jobs back. Kiffin first met with players on Sunday night.