USC Head Coach Lane Kiffin spoke to reporters briefly after finishing up his testimony in front of the NCAA this morning...
The football portion involving Tennessee's former coaches at today's hearing with the Committee on Infractions wrapped up in time for a late lunch after more than four hours of deliberations.
Former Vols football coach Lane Kiffin, who now serves in the same position at Southern Cal, spoke with reporters for two minutes before departing the Downtown Marriott and boarding a flight back to Los Angeles.
"It was a very fair process," Kiffin said. "I'm glad that it's over. I'm going to get back to (Los Angeles), get back to our camps that are going on right now. Under the direction of the NCAA, we can't comment about (the hearing) at all."
Only two of the 12 major violations alleged in February's Notice of Allegations involve the Vols football program. Kiffin faces a charge of failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the football program and failure to monitor the activities regarding compliance of several assistant coaches, while former assistant David Reaves faces "allegations relating to impermissible contacts with prospective student-athletes."
I think the two major violations are bogus...showing us again that the NCAA can make stuff up as it goes along, intrepreting their rules to fit their agenda.
It will be interesting to hear (we won't anytime soon) what Pat Haden's take on things were at the hearing.
We will find out in a few months just what the outcome is...