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NCAA Announces Further Penalties against “Lane Kiffin Era” Tennessee

Lane Kiffin only spent one year with the Tennessee Volunteers but the fallout from his utter destruction that the program continues, as the NCAA has handed down further penalties from the various violations made during the ‘Lane Kiffin Era’.

The NCAA’s Committee on Infractions announced in a release Friday additional penalties levied against Tennessee. Those additional penalties include:

  • A two-year extension of the probation issued during the 2011 infractions case
  • A reduction in official visits from 51 to 47 for the 2012-13 academic year
  • No complementary tickets to prospective student-athletes during unofficial visits for the first two conference games of the 2013 season

One penalty that was handed down on Friday has already been served; a reduction in evaluation days during the spring 2012 evaluation period is considered to have been completed by the NCAA, but the organization being what it is, felt it necessary to include it anyways.

But with these penalties comes the final swift slap in the face from the Lane Kiffin era as Tennessee is now done being reprimanded by the NCAA. But that being said, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart isn’t tickled that the NCAA decided to pile on more penalties at the last minute.

“We will finally close the chapter on the prior actions of members of a previous football coaching staff,” Hart said in a statement. “We have significantly strengthened our culture of compliance at Tennessee and will continue to do so. We disagree with additional penalties for a matter we believed should have been part of the previous case. We will now move forward.”

If anything, these penalties should be for the Vols even thinking that Lane Kiffin as their head coach was a good, moral idea. But hey, this is college football, morals are just for show.


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