TUSCALOOSA , Ala. – Alabama football coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Lane Kiffin Friday as NCAA Violation Coordinator. Kiffin, who was fired as head coach at USC only five games into the 2013 season, is renowned in coaching circles for his creative approach to flaunting NCAA regulations.
“I am tremendously excited about Lane joining our staff,” said Saban. “We’ve broken all the easy rules. Lane will take us to a whole ‘nother level.”
Although widely known as a key figure in the Reggie Bush debacle at USC, Saban said it was Kiffin’s relentless violations of NCAA rules at Tennessee that first caught his attention.
“After all, this is the man who sent Tennessee coeds to visit high school recruits,” Saban said. “I don’t need to draw you a picture, folks. That’s some salacious stuff and we need more of that here.”
Alabama athletic director Bill Battle pre-emptively notified the NCAA of forthcoming violations.
“Today our compliance department notified the NCAA that they can expect at least four major recruiting violations and up to two dozen secondary violations this summer,” Battle said. “We are already in the process of self-imposing sanctions for the 2014 season.”
“Winning never gets old, but it can get boring,” Saban said. “I think we all welcome the loss of a few scholarships, if only to make things a bit more interesting.”