Lane Kiffin Will Not Receive Sanctions for Tennessee; NCAA Gets One Right

Bill N@@Bill_N1Correspondent IAugust 24, 2011

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, USC head coach Lane Kiffin will not receive NCAA sanctions for alleged major violations while at the University of Tennessee as head coach of the Volunteers.

The Sentinel stated:

"The two major violations levied against the football program were found to be secondary violations and no further penalties were levied against the UT program, former coach Lane Kiffin or former assistant David Reaves."

The NCAA findings will be made public Wednesday. Former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl will not be so lucky; he will receive a multi-year show-cause penalty from the COI.

Tennessee blamed all the football violations on Kiffin to avoid university responsibility. This worked, but the NCAA investigators erred in believing there were two major violations.

While Kiffin took a lot of heat for six secondary violations in his 14 months at Tennessee, this compares favorably with the 16 secondary violations by Nick Saban’s Alabama team in two years and the 375 secondary violations by Ohio State over a nine-year period in 17 sports.

The NCAA was criticized for these charges against Kiffin by some media.

Apparently they listened—or at least used common sense this time.

Tennessee Volunteer football fans must be relieved.

P.S. Here is the NCAA report on Tennessee.

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