Ole Miss soccer coach Lane Kiffin spares Georgia Tech coach from additional embarrassment

Lane Kiffin

Lane Kiffin
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For sure segments of faculty soccer followers, Lane Kiffin will endlessly be an asshole. Tennessee supporters hate shedding to Ole Miss like they’re Steve Spurrier’s Florida. Even placing on a Rebels recreation annoys my UT-alum girlfriend. Kiffin might ship a pet, a stimulus test, and a Tesla to each member of the numerous fan bases who detest his silly face and stupider visor, they usually’d nonetheless be like, “fuck that man.”

Even when he tries to be good, Kiffin nonetheless comes throughout as an unrepentant goon. Ole Miss handed Georgia Tech a 42-0 loss Saturday, and on Monday when requested concerning the quarterback competitors that’s risen from the departure of Matt Corral, Kiffin stated backup Luke Altmyer solely tried two passes as a result of it didn’t really feel proper with Yellow Jacket head coach Geoff Collins on the “scorching seat or no matter he’s on.”

Right here’s the full quote:

“I’d have preferred the chance to throw extra with Luke, however having empathy for what was occurring in that recreation on the opposite sideline and the new seat or no matter he’s on, simply didn’t actually really feel prefer it was proper, the place if it was a pair rating recreation Luke would have gotten to throw extra there.”

Being a fan of a group that couldn’t cease getting bulldozed Saturday, I recognize Kiffin not eager to run up the rating. When a group scores 40-plus exerting the identical effort it takes an eighth grader to beat up a 3rd grader, there’s no level in making them eat crusty canine shit as a result of you possibly can.

So good on Kiffin for realizing sportsmanship. I simply don’t know if he needed to explicitly state that it was out of respect for a coach preventing for his job. Publicly stating that you simply let up throughout a blowout, and the opposite group nonetheless couldn’t rating makes Collins’ state of affairs much more tough. Not solely is the group not dwelling as much as his or the college’s expectations, fuck wits like Kiffin are providing handouts like they’re going to save lots of his job. You wish to assist Collins and the Yellow Jackets? Throw the sport.

Kiffin’s response was such that it prolongs speaking a few loss that the Georgia Tech coach is clearly beating himself up about. After the sport, Collins put the group’s efficiency squarely on himself, saying “That was arduous and less than the requirements of Georgia Tech soccer and that falls on me as the top soccer coach.”

He repeated “it’s on me” at the very least 5 instances, according to the story I read. If individuals outdoors of Atlanta didn’t know he was on the new seat, they certain as shit do after Lane shined a large highlight on it.

Kiffin didn’t must be so candid in his reply. The sport was out of hand; we didn’t want a justification for not getting his backup QB passing reps. Any beat author with a mind might’ve inferred what Kiffin ought to’ve implied. It’s like asserting you gave an unhoused individual a greenback as a result of they scent like shit or no matter.

You probably did one thing good. Now don’t break it by opening your mouth, solely pointless and disrespectful phrases appear to spill out. Antics like this are why individuals hate the Insurgent coach and discover no a part of his existence redeemable.

Even in kindness, Kiffin finds a strategy to be a dick.

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