Really? Kiffin Is Not A "Pimp"

A AContributor IDecember 9, 2009

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 28:  Lane Kiffin the Head Coach of the Tennessee Volunteers looks on during the SEC game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Ladies and Gentlemen of the national media, ease your horses; Kiffin did not do it. If anyone in the country thinks Lane Kiffin essentially "pimped" out these girls, you are very terribly mistaken.  

These allegations are simply being drawn to national spotlight because of Kiffin's outright behavior and cockiness that no one outside of Orange Nation appreciates. First of all, ALL school's uses hostesses in some way, shape, form, or fashion. I can almost guarantee that Kiffin actually has one of the more credible programs in terms of his on campus recruiting and game day hostesses. Just because UT has attractive girls who want to see good men come play football does not mean they do not have self respect.

I realize this will not be acceptable reasoning to anyone, but I have to come out and say that with inside knowledge to the entire situation, being a student at the university, I am simply trying to calm you all down before you jump on board with prosecuting these girls, the football program, or Lane Kiffin.

It will come out that these girls made the trip simply on their own, because Vol Hostesses take strong pride in their job. Now the NCAA probably wont accept this and slap another fine on the program and a violation, simply because it will not believe these facts, but I am telling you all right now to calm down at what you may figure to be shots the the Volunteers.

Lane Kiffin does not need to send recruits to the "self-service gas pumping state" to convince recruits to come play football for him. He has his turnaround of this football program, the improved play of Jonathon Crompton, Monte Kiffin and UT's top ranked defense, and an ever upward looking future for a program of youth (minus the obvious paint ball robbery offenders) that has played a significant part in this seasons 7-5 turnaround. 

Everyone needs to stay focused on the bowl game at hand, and beating #11 Virginia Tech. I will sit back in my stoop and wait for the truth to this situation to play itself out, but until that point I will accept all the criticism about to be slung my way.

I look forward to this allegation being cleared up and the national media next attempt at trying to nail the program for giving free pencils to players.