I have no problem calling Lane Kiffin a snake in the realm of college football.
He tried to turn Tennessee into the USC of the South, demonstrated disrespect of his peers while putting up little worth bragging about on the field, and defected when the going got convenient.
Outside of college football, it's now getting a little easier to call him a louse as well. Rumors are swirling that Kiffin was involved with Tennessee co-eds and that he left the scene of an accident with a rented car he still refuses to pay for.
Here's my attempt at breaking down the latest in Lane Kiffin's unsavory social life.
This photo has surfaced on the Internet which allegedly includes Lane Kiffin and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin cavorting with Tennessee coeds.
Hidden in plain sight, I suppose.
SportsByBrooks broke down the picture and claimed that the blonde in question is in fact Lane's wife, Layla Kiffin.
Tomlin's presence is confusing, but defenders say he was in the Knoxville area for a coaching clinic and dropped in on Kiffin.
This is Mike Tomlin's wife, Kiya Winston. She's not present in the picture, but if her husband were attending a coaching clinic, she probably wouldn't come along.
Is it really Layla Kiffin in the photo that's causing a stir or a Tennessee coed?
Not to get too fruity on you, but the girl in the picture has hair that's a little straighter than Layla Kiffin's.
I know, they've got things that manipulate that. But the color is a bit different too. The girl in the picture has darker roots and less of a wave.
It is a cleverly shot photo, all told.
Layla's brother David, a former Kiffin staffer, is in the picture on the left.
If he was there and Layla wasn't, that would make him a pretty bad brother, wouldn't it?
Still, I wouldn't put it past Kiffin to have that effect on families. He looks nothing like Monte Kiffin, and the apple has rolled pretty far from the tree anyhow.
It's a bad time to be a millionaire driving your car late at night—the story also claims Kiffin crashed a rental car he was driving Tennessee coeds around in and then fled the scene with the help of a neighbor.
Allegedly, the Lexus dealer he rented the car from is suing the UT athletic department for damages, but neither the AD nor Kiffin will pay up. A lawsuit may be the one tangible bit of evidence to firm up this story if it materializes.
Just now, CBS sources are confirming via Lexus of Knoxville that Kiffin was involved in a one-car accident with a vehicle rented from that dealership.
There was no indication of a controversy about unpaid bills, and the Lexus dealership alleged that Kiffin's insurance was contacted and the claim was paid in full.
Finally, Kiffin and his staff may have committed a recruiting violation when his defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron allegedly advised recruits at Tennessee not to attend classes so as to retain their eligibility.
The NCAA rulebook forbids a coach from contacting a player if that student is enrolled at a school without the consent of the school's head coach.
Considering Tennessee didn't have a head coach at that time, it's possible Kiffin found a loophole, albeit unwittingly.
To track Kiffin's other gaffes at Tennessee, check out my complete list and wallow in the madness of it all.
And here's B/R Featured Columnist Larry Burton's take on this unfolding drama.