According to ESPN College Football Live the University of Tennessee has accepted a verbal commit from Eric Berry's younger brother. Have you ever seen a bigger attention whore than Kiffin. He'll do anything for the spotlight.
OT: Tennessee accepts football commitment from thirteen year old
Kiffin won't be there by the time this kid gets to school anyway.
I know that verbal commitments are completely non-binding and thus cannot be legally regulated, but I thought that coaches essentially weren't allowed to look at tape of kids below 9th grade. Is this kid even old enough for Kiffin to know about?*
He must be even more freakish then the average freak to garner that kind of attention. Or Kiffin doesn't realize that the other kids still have to grow too so this one won't always be so much bigger then everyone else.
All-in-all, it makes Kiffin kind of creepy.
*I could've phrased that much worse.
From what we've seen of Kiffin thus far, I somehow doubt the possibility of talking to a 13-year-old being a violation would stop him from doing so.
he's a high school junior at 13?
That's ridiculous. He still has 5 more years left before college. It's not like a "commitment" from a 13 year old matters though.
what does his scouting report read like?
pros: good motor, high energy
needs to improve: ability to grow facial hair
Needs to improve: ability to understand the strange changes his body is undergoing
It also reads: Has potential to grow, once he reaches puberty.
he has the body of a 12 year old!
So, what are the chances he actually goes to Tennessee?
uhhhh ... 100%, bro! He is verbally committed.
Can't touch this!
The OP's heading was perfect. I knew exactly who this was about without even reading. However, only a few days ago this could have also been about Michael Jackson.
Come on, the guy's dead. Uncool.
He's off in heaven, blowing Bubbles.
Because when they found him he had ten year old nuts in his mouth.
I heard he died of food poisoning too but when they found him he had 9 year old sausage in his mouth.
Funny but come on tooooo soon...!
touched many lives...
That one's reaching.
I think it's okay to laugh at these because I don't think anyone legitimately hates him. If he DID do much of what they said, I don't think any of it was malicious. It was a matter of him being about 7 years old mentally.
But a 7 year old that could DANCE! I'll give him that much.
He told the paramedics it felt like there was a ten year old boy on his chest.
Great jokes. And I don't think it's ever too soon to make fun of someone who diddled little boys.
Alright, I actually feel really horrible telling this one, but whatever, it was funny as hell:
So Farrah Fawcett dies and goes to Heaven, and at the Pearly Gates St. Peter tells her she lived a very good life and God has authorized him to grant her a wish, whatever that wish might be. Farrah says, "I wish for all the children of the world to be safe."
Oh yeah, Kiffin: not only is it sleazy, it's retarded. Go have a look at the Little League World Series from 2002 and see how many of those kids are top draft picks this year. 12 and 13 is way too early to be forecasting 18 and 19 year old talent.
I was 6'0 when I was 14 and could dunk with both hands. I went to a B-ball camp at CMU the coaches were crazy about me. I was dunking with some of the Chips of the day for a show at the camp. I never grew taller after that age. I never played a guard position and was never a great shooter. Long story short I didn't even make the Varsity team when I was of age.
Just because this kid is great now he might not amount to a D1 level athlete.
I can taste the shattered dreams on you. They taste bitter. I like bitter.
Kiffin is a moron, and I agree with the poster who said he won't be at UT by the time this kid is old enough to play there.
I don't really like UT that much anyway, though, so it will be fun watching Kiffin turn the school's once-proud football program into the biggest joke in the NCAA.
Giving Kiffin a high-profile job with no checks and balances reminds me of an insurance commercial I just saw where a total oaf does about five Chevy Chase pratfalls while telling his wife he just got a job handling explosives: not only will bad things happen, but they will be entertaining in a train wreck sort of way.
Lane Kiffin is Redskins Spurrier but funnier.
scumbag was a bit much. changed header to "tennessee"
I will gladly take a -10 for that. It just felt like the appropriate name immediately after hearing the news considering all of the other things that Mr. Kiffin has done in his brief tenure at UT.
Ever since the McFarlin incident, are you going soft? You have to admit, the wording was accurate.
I think that incident was er, grand enough to uh, do that to erm, Brian. Pleasedon'thurtmeIdidn'tmeanitI'msorryI'llwatch1997highlightsoverandoverandoverandover.
It will be a better story when he pulls the offer.
a smart move by him?
is that possible?
And the kid displays the kind of logical reasoning you'd expect from, well, a 13-year-old:
"Yes, I committed to Tennessee," Evan told Jamie Newberg of Rivals.com. "It's the only college I know right now and it seems the best for me."